This week, the Impress Books team share their thoughts on the books that are still on their TBR pile, both old and new.
Sarah’s TBR selection is The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
I was given this for Christmas last year and still haven’t got round to reading it. Clocking in at over 600 pages, it’s a pretty hefty read but now that I have an advanced (and signed) copy of Slade House, I think I need to read The Bone Clocks sooner rather than later.
Julian’s TBR is The Thrill of it All by Joseph O’Connor
I first came across Joseph O’Connor when I read Star of the Sea at university; my attention was immediately captured by his intricately-woven narratives and his exquisite use of language. Following this, I read Redemption Falls and Ghost Light, and my next stop will be The Thrill of It All. I’m really interested to see how O’Connor brings his unique style to a story about a rock band, rather than the historical fiction that I’m used to from him.
Tamsin’s TBR is Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
This book has been around since 1946 and chronicles the author’s experiences as an Auschwitz concentration camp inmate during the Second World War. I started this book, but never got round to finishing it.
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes is the book Julie hasn’t gotten around to reading yet.
Hyped as the only thriller you need to read this year.
Rachel’s choice is The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
People have been throwing various books from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series at me for years, so it made sense to me to begin and the beginning. I’ve started it twice, loved what I was reading each time, but never got round to finishing it. The manuscripts for Click, Double-Click and various other submissions came along, so I’ve been reading those. It’s at the top of my pile for the Christmas break.
Natalie still can’t believe she hasn’t started Not That Kind of Girl by Lena Dunham yet.
I bought it months ago, and everyone has been talking about it for ages so I feel extra-guilty for not having read it yet. It seems like it would be appropriate around New Year.