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Book Club | Summer Reads

BOOK CLUB
Summer Reads

The temperature has begun to rise, the days are getting longer and summer holidays are on the countdown. There’s no better sun-essential than a good read. Whether your stay’cating or vacating this year, here’s our summer reading-list.

Sian Pilkington

Sian Pilkington

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Summer Reading

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PERFECT FOR READING BY THE POOL WITH A COCKTAIL IN HAND…

The Female Persuasion
Meg Wolitzer

Greer Kadetsky is a shy college student when she meets the woman who will shape her life. Faith Frank, dazzlingly persuasive and elegant, has been a pillar of the women’s movement for decades, a figure who inspires others. Hearing Faith speak for the first time, in a crowded campus chapel, Greer – misunderstood yet full of longing for an ambition that she can’t quite place – feels herself changed.

Publisher: Penguin Random House
Release Date: 7th June 2018

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ENJOY THIS BOOK ON A TYPICAL BRITISH ‘SUMMERS’ DAY OF RAIN…

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything. One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself.

Publisher: Harper Collins

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BE SURE TO PACK THIS ONE IN YOUR HAND-LUGGAGE FOR SOME LONG-DISTANCE READING…

The Rules Do Not Apply
Ariel Levy

When Ariel Levy left for a reporting trip to Mongolia in 2012, she was pregnant, married, financially secure, and successful on her own terms. A month later, none of that was true. Levy picks you up and hurls you through the story of how she built an unconventional life and then watched it fall apart with astonishing speed. Like much of her generation, she was raised to resist traditional rules–about work, about love, and about womanhood.

Publisher: Random House

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SUGGEST THIS NOVEL TO READ WITH FRIENDS IN YOUR OWN BOOK CLUB…

Girls Burn Brighter
Shobha Roa

Poornima and Savitha have three strikes against them: they are poor, they are ambitious, and they are girls. After her mother’s death, Poornima has very little kindness in her life. She is left to care for her siblings until her father can find her a suitable match. But when a devastating act of cruelty drives Savitha away, Poornima leaves behind everything she has ever known to find her friend. Alternating between the girls’ perspectives as they face ruthless obstacles, Girls Burn Brighter introduces two heroines who never lose the hope that burns within.

Publisher: Flatiron Books

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A BOOK FOR A LAZY SUNDAY IN THE GARDEN…

What We Lose
Zinzi Clemmons

Raised in Pennsylvania, Thandi views the world of her mother’s childhood in Johannesburg as both impossibly distant and ever present. She is an outsider wherever she goes, caught between being black and white, American and not. She tries to connect these dislocated pieces of her life, and as her mother succumbs to cancer, Thandi searches for an anchor—someone, or something, to love.

Publisher: Viking

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