We’ve partnered with Mandy of the locally owned, indie Bookety Book Books to bring you fortnightly reviews and books that should move straight to the top of your reading list. Take a look at her picks for your early October list below…
This month, Sisters By Daisy Johnson is the Bookety Club pick.
An electrifying new novel from the Man Booker-shortlisted author of Everything Under. After a case of standard-issue school bullying develops into something far worse, teenage sisters July and September are forced to leave behind their old lives, moving across the country to a long-abandoned family home. Read along and join in on the conversation with us.
Such a Fun Age, by Kiley Reid
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Such a Fun Age, follows the story of a young black woman who is wrongly accused of kidnapping the white three year-old she is in charge of babysitting. Reids ability to write about big issues in a subtle way will leave you mulling this one over in your head for some time.
This Tender Land, by William Kent Krueger
For fans of Where the Crawdads Sing, a captivating novel following four orphans who embark on a life changing pilgrimage during the Great Depression. After a terrible crime is committed, the group set course by canoe down the Mississippi River. This Tender Land is an enthralling, big-hearted epic that beautifully shows how wonderful the American landscape is.
Bookety Book Books is a locally-owned, online indie bookshop. It’s THE book club of book clubs – a virtual sanctuary for the book-obsessed. Chosen to challenge and inspire, move and to shake, their collection of books are exclusively superb, but inclusively selected from a wide and wonderfully diverse range of authors from home and abroad. No need to leave your happy reading place, Bookety Book Books will deliver in smart and sustainable packaging straight to your door.
We are delighted to be collaborating with Mandy the founder of Bookety Book Books to bring our followers a regular reading list feature. Happy reading everyone!