We chat with Chrissy Ryan, founder of Bookbar, a new bookshop and bar in Kate's North London neighbourhood. Chrissy's vision is for Bookbar to be a social space where people can discover their next read and meet other readers in a place where conversation is encouraged. We loved hearing about everything from her in-house book club featuring authors like Ingrid Persaud, Brit Bennett and Curtis Sittenfeld to her shelf-medicate book subscription service – as Chrissy says, like having a literary matchmaker on speed-dial. We come up with an idea for the perfect book club party and talk favourite books. Listen in for Chrissy's must-reads out now or coming soon.
Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud
Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers
Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession
Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe
Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
Dopesick by Beth Macy
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Faultlines Emily Atami
Detransition Baby by Torrey Peters
The Female Persuasion by Meg Wollizer
China Room by Sunjeev Suhota
Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason
Red Comet by Heather Clark
Conversations on Love by Natasha Lunn
For more about Bookbar check out their website.
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Our next book club read is The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro. That episode is coming soon.