THE DEN'S OCTOBER FEST 

3 BRIGHT IDEAS 

BOOK OF THE MOMENT
If you are in the mood for a flamboyant, beautifully described and wonderfully entertaining memoir, then Everett’s latest book about his quest to make a film about Oscar Wilde’s last years is the perfect read.
MISSED OPPORTUNITY
'Seven Days of Us' is a classic festive feel good read. First published in 2017 this is an entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable novel about a family who are locked down together for seven days over Christmas and New Year. Plenty of fun and fizz!
THE WILD CARD
Lifelong Liverpool fan and novelist Anthony Quinn has crafted a uniquely revealing love letter to Jürgen Klopp. This lively read offers a personal and entertaining take on this long-awaited club triumph. A delightfully paced escape choice for those who have lost faith in the novel and are looking for an alternative. Probably the best gift for your footy family and friends this Christmas.
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THE READING DEN BOOK BOX 

We are delighted to launch our exciting new Reading Den Gift Box which allows you to pick any of our recommended choices from the Den's library.  Boxes start at £35 for 3 great reads or £55 for 6 books. They arrive beautifully wrapped with the Den's unique review and Ice Breaker questions. Full details here.

For the best book club experience, The Reading Den offers three hand-picked choices each month, our top Den reads (Den's Dozen), our favourite authors and a platform to share your reading ideas with us.  

You can find practical advice for your own club, how to manage the logistics and set up your own Den.

 

We are your virtual ‘word of mouth’ - so you can enjoy the most from your next read. 

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3 BRIGHT IDEAS FOR OCTOBER

October is traditionally literary festival season and with curfews on the horizon we bring you 3 Bright ideas assured to engage and invigorate time at home.

Our Book of the Moment is the gritty 2020 Booker Shortlisted novel Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, a brutally honest and brilliantly observed story about a working class family living in 1980's Glasgow. We also have Once Upon A River by Diane Setterfield who takes you on a magical and historical journey along the River Thames. For our Wild Card choice we have selected Zadie Smith's Intimations: Six Essays, a short compilation of six short pieces giving a thought provoking and personal perspective on the early days of the pandemic. 

Thank you for those who have sent in some of your great reads from the summer and do look out for them in the coming months.  

Love Anne & Jenny

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