3 SUMMER INSPIRATIONS 
FOR AUGUST 

SUMMER TONIC 1
'Rebecca' is a romantic gothic thriller by Daphne Du Maurier and makes a wonderful book club classic, whether it’s your first reading, a re-read or because you’ve heard about the new Netflix remake starring Lily James, Armie Hammer and Kristin Scott Thomas, which we predict will be out this autumn. An ideal summer read for a staycation at home or by the sea, 'Rebecca' is a fabulous fast paced novel that will keep you on your toes! Definitely a page-turner in the Den.
SUMMER TONIC 2
A funny and poignant debut novel about parenting, racism and class. Reid’s writing has a fresh and insightful quality which exposes these issues with humour and truthfulness.
SUMMER TONIC 3
This debut coming of age novel submerges you into Baton Rouge so gracefully that you can feel the sweltering heat, taste the southern food and feel part of this wonderfully tight-knit community.

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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