Future reads 2023 • Episode #137
It’s always good to have things to look forward to in life, and the books we can see coming up on the horizon are no exception. In this episode we’ll be finding out the books that Chrissy Ryan and her team at Bookbar are excited about. Whether it’s new books from authors we here at the Book Club Review have loved in the past or exciting new debuts from authors we’ve never heard of, we’re primed and ready to get reading as soon as they drop. Plus we have a nerdy dive into what it takes to run a small independent bookshop, and why it’s so important to be reading ahead of the pack. Listen in and be prepared to add to your TBR.
Rosewater by Liv Little (Dialogue books / Hachette)
Small Worlds by Caleb Azumah Nelson (Penguin)
Wandering Souls by Cecile Pin (Harpercollins)
Nothing Special by Nicole Flattery (Bloomsbury)
The Happy Couple by Naoise Dolan (W&N)
Mrs S by K Patrick (Europa Editions)
Yellowface by R. F. Kuang (Harper Collins)
The Guest, Emma Cline (Penguin)
Fire Rush by Jacqueline Crooks (Penguin)
Death of a Bookseller by Alice Slater (Hachette)
In Memoriam by Alice Wynn (Penguin)
Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld
Chandler and Frankie recommended
One Small Voice by Santanu Bhattacharya (Penguin)
Penance by Eliza Clark (Faber)
Collected Works by Lydia Sandgren (Pushkin)
Tomás Nevinson, Javier Marías (Penguin)
The Late Americans by Brandon Taylor (Penguin)
And Frankie also mentioned Nothing Special by Nicole Flattery (Bloomsbury)
In addition to bookselling Frankie is also author Francesca Reece and so you might also be interested to try her book Voyeur: 'Devastatingly witty, compulsively readable . . . like Sally Rooney meeting Martin Amis in Paris' writes Francine Toon, author of Pine.
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