SET NOVEMBER ALIGHT
3 Bright Ideas
The Den picks out the Short Listed Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021 ‘The Vanishing Half’. A story of race, gender and identity, this is a pacy and topical ‘of the moment’ novel - offering plenty of discussion for book clubs this autumn.
‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ by Jonathan Safran Foer was first published in 2005 telling the story of 9/11 from the perspective of a child who loses his father in the World Trade Centre. Intelligent, poignant and sad this is broader story focussing on coping with tragedy, family secrets and isolation. Themes which touch many of us as well as a reminder of this chilling event in history.
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.
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SETTING NOVEMBER ALIGHT
Now the clocks have turned back and evenings are drawing in, our Book of the Moment is a perfect November read and surprising, given the title, not at all spooky! – Ghosts by Dolly Alderton is a feisty, fun rom-com about braving the dating world in your thirties where 'ghosting' takes on a whole new meaning. Guaranteed to lift your spirits. But if you are looking for a more reflective read pick our Missed Opportunity is The Tobacconist by Robert Seethaler, a beautifully paced coming of age story, set in Vienna as the second world war is looming. Or consider our Wild Card especially if you are feeling overwhelmed by life in 2020. Lone Survivor is a brutal account of the Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell's real story of survival in Afghanistan. It's the book that inspired the film with Mark Wahlberg and it will will certainly give you the mettle to fight your battles.
RD'S BEST BRIGHT IDEAS FOR BOOK CLUBS 2020
We also want to round up the year with some of our favourite reads for book clubbers so do watch out for our count-down and get ready to share yours.
Love Anne & Jenny
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