3 SUMMER INSPIRATIONS
Ben MacIntrye’s latest true story of the most infamous castle in WW2 history, Colditz, in which dangerous daredevil and defiant allied prisoners were held captive. Perfect read to bunker down with this November.
The Pulitzer Prize winning novel ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ (2015) is the ideal Missed Opportunity read, especially with its upcoming TV adaptation on Netflix. Ten years in the making, this powerful and epic war novel is a stand out read for book clubbers. Mesmerising and bittersweet.
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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