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 late September list below…
Outraged by Ashley ‘Dotty’ Charles
This is the essential guide to living through the age of outrage. Ashley ‘Dotty’ Charles hones in on where we should really be focusing our outrage in an effort to highlight issues with social media activism and how we can better fight the fight. Charles was recently interviewed on Pandora Sykes new podcast ‘Doing It Right’, it’s a great introductory listen for this book.
Silver Sparrow, by Tayari Jones
From the author of the Women’s Prize for Fiction winning novel An American Marriage, is her 2011 novel, Silver Sparrow. This story follows the two families of James Witherspoon, the public one and the secret one with his two teenage girls caught in the middle of their fathers deception. Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s. Silver Sparrow is Tayrari Jones’ favourite novel that she has ever written.
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. The author, Kiley Reids ability to write about big issues in a subtle way will leave you mulling this one over in your head for some time.
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!