The Book Club Review

Late-Summer Reading, with Bookbar • Episode #149

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Episode notes

Whether you're after fly-through-them page-turners or immersive long-reads, or perhaps you're after a challenge, or the perfect discussion book, we've got the list for you. Find out our expert picks from indie-bookshop Bookbar's Chrissy Ryan, a woman at the centre of a hub of reading recommendations from authors, customers and booksellers alike. Kate is swapping notes and sharing her own summer reading pile. Plus just to pack in even more book tips we've got a few extra recommendations from Chrissy's Bookbar team. And so sit back and let us give you books to inspire, inform, amuse and entertain as we see out the summer and anticipate our Autumn reads.


The Guest by Emma Cline

Yellowface by Rebecca F. Kuang

The Centre, by Ayesha Manazir Siddiqui,

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Gabrielle Zevin

Small Worlds by Caleb Azumah Nelson,

Time’s Shelter by Gyorgi Gospodinov,

Whale by Cheon Myeong-kwan

How to Read Now and America is not the Heart by Elaine Castillo

Cahokia Jazz by Francis Spufford

The Maniac by Benjamin Labatut

Birnam Wood by Eleanor Catton

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver

Tom Lake, and These Precious Days by Ann Patchett

Read This: Handpicked Favourites from America’s Indie Bookstores, compiled by Hans Weyandt (Coffee House Press)

Roman Stories and Whereabouts by Jhumpa Lahiri

Good Material by Dolly Alderton


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