BOOK OF THE MOMENTThis 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction tells the remarkable journey of one young woman’s escape from working on a southern cotton plantation in Georgia to try and make a new life in the north. The story is brutal but totally inspirational.
MISSED OPPORTUNITYThe assumption would be that ordinary people aren’t interesting, but Anne Tyler keeps us wonderfully absorbed with this short but thoroughly enjoyable tale about just that – a gem of a read for a lazy weekend.
THE WILD CARD‘The Enchanted April’ brings together four very different women looking to escape dreary London for the sunshine. Each independently take up the offer of an advertisement in the Times newspaper.
‘To those who appreciate Wisteria and sunshine. Small medieval castle to be let for the month of April’.
FESTIVE FUN AND FIZZ FOR DECEMBER
This month the Den has hand-picked Three Bright Ideas crossing the genres. For some festive fun we have selected Rupert Everett's To The End of the World which documents his quest to write, direct, star in and produce a film about Oscar Wilde. Our Missed Opportunity, Seven Days of Us, is a modern Christmas family drama and our Wild Card choice Klopp is a celebratory book about the man behind Liverpool's recent title success.
The Reading Den's Best Book Club Reads 2020
FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @thereadingden