3 SUMMER INSPIRATIONS
From the bestselling author of 'A Gentleman in Moscow' Amor Towles transports its audience to a new moment in time. On this occasion it's 1954 in Nebraska and readers join four young 'band of brothers' in an epic journey on The Lincoln Highway - an imaginative adventure that you willingly want to be part of. But don't try to predict where this journey starts and ends. This is a mesmerising story with brave, complex and (some) loveable characters that you won't want to leave behind.
This is a poignant and beautifully told WWII story following four young people trying to save themselves from the invading Red Army. Based on one of the lesser known maritime disasters of the second world war – Ruta Sepetys opens our eyes to this appalling tragedy.
This month, The Reading Den is taking a break from its traditional 3 Bright Ideas and bringing you 3 inspirational summer tonics. You can never go wrong with a classic and the Den has decided to revisit Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, always a firm favourite, especially as there is a new film version expected to be released later this year starring Lily James, Armie Hammer and Kristin Scott Thomas. Or head to the Deep South with My Sunshine Away, a debut coming of age novel by M. O. Walsh which submerges you into the sweltering heat of the Baton Rouge and this wonderfully tight-knit community. Our third choice has just made the Booker longlist, Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid - a funny, poignant debut novel about parenting, race and class. Reid’s writing has a fresh and insightful quality which exposes these issues with humour and truthfulness.
And we will back in September with our usual 3 Bright Ideas.
Love Anne & Jenny
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