This week Sarah, our Marketing assistant, shares with us her to-be-read pile.
Firstly, my TBR pile as so much bigger than this tiny pile, but here are a small selection that I’m most looking forward to reading…
I have ‘cheated’ slightly with the little book on top of the pile as it’s not strictly a ‘TBR’ – The Little Book of Mindfulness – but it’s a book that I always like to keep on my bedside table and randomly select a page every so often…
I could not resist another Kazuo Ishiguro novel – and especially not when the cover is as pretty as The Buried Giant. I really enjoyed The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, and I’ve heard very good things about this latest offering.
I think we’re all familiar with The Night Manager at the moment thanks to the excellent BBC adaptation being aired currently on Sunday evenings – and perhaps Tom Hiddleston has something to do with it – but I’m very much looking forward to reading this after the series has finished and be able to see just HOW good the adaptation was in relation to the novel. Unusually, I purchased the TV-tie in version of the book, but who can resist a book with Hiddleston on the front?
I love choosing books across a range of genres, and travel is a genre I don’t read nearly enough of (mainly because when I finish the book I want to visit the place I’ve just been reading about). I was delighted when I saw Falling for Icarus in my local secondhand bookshop, as I’ve read several other titles by Rory – Berlin and Stalin’s Nose in particular – and his writing style has a phenomenal ability to capture the culture of the region perfectly. He’s also a local author for me in relation to my hometown in Dorset and a family friend but that has nothing to do with how good his books are!
My next two reads take on feminism – a topic that I’m always fascinated to read opinions on. Bates’ Everyday Sexism is non-fiction and breaks away from my conventional reading pattern on a day-to-day basis, and O’Neill’s Asking for It has been shortlisted for this year’s YA Book Prize (her debut novel, Only Ever Yours, won last year) so I’m sure I won’t be disappointed. I’m using my local library as a great resource for fueling my love of YA fiction, and in saving pennies!
Last but definitely not least is The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan – another beautiful cover design – and I’m very pleased that I own a hardback copy (the paperback has also recently been released).