Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

What appealed to me about this book was that it felt more like a novelisation of humankind rather than a mundane history lesson. I really enjoye...

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Wolf Girl 2: The Great Escape by Anh Do

What a cliffhanger and sequel! I read this with my nine-year-old niece Daisy who said: "it's actually quite dramatic!" I love how ...

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Dilemma by BA Paris

If you love a good domestic noir read, this one is a cracker. From the best-selling author of Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown, this w...

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My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

This poor girl just wants a rest  I can relate to that. Recommended to me by a friend who just said, "This is weird, you should read i...

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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

I absolutely loved this book! Where The Crawdads Sing is a story of survival, hope, loss, love, loneliness, desperation, and strength. It is bot...

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Little Weirds by Jenny Slate

Slate has written essays about the minuatie and tenderness of life from the perspective of a stand-up comic. It's like she can reach into yo...

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After the Flood by Kassandra Montag

This beautifully written book gives us a haunting glimpse into what we could be facing in a post climate-change world. It explores the deep ...

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

The only thing that surpassed the beauty that is the cover of this book, were the words contained inside: each chapter was poetically crafted, e...

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Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss

This short, sharp novel revolves around a family over the course of a summer as they engage in an experimental archaeology project and live as t...

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Japanese Short Stories edited by Jay Rubin

This fantastically varied and exciting collection celebrates great Japanese short stories, from its origins in the nineteenth century to the rem...

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Miracle Creek by Angie Kim

This absolute page-turner by debut novelist Angie Kim focusses on tension, lies and competition within a community of people who are attempting ...

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The Golden Unicorn: Rise of the Mythix by Anh Do

What happens when the ruler of the world has too much power? So much power that he is destroying the world he rules? A new superhero must r...

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

The horror of 9/11 filtered through the perspective of our nine-year-old narrator Oskar Schell. I love the insight into his Grandma and her lett...

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The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

This was my first proper "adult book" back after having my first child. Yes, the sheer size of it intimidated the begeebies our of me ...

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Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis

Written in a simple yet honest way, this book is raw, funny and occasionally very dark. Kiedis details his crazy life's journey from a kid b...

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Family, Food, & Feelings* by Kate Berry

I couldn't love Kate Berry more! These recipes are all absolute winners, that you'll make easily and happily again and again. It's b...

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Low Tox Life by Alexx Stuart

I've been a fan of Alexx and her podcasts for years now, so was over the moon when her book arrived. It is all I had hoped for and more. Thi...

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The Power of Hope by Kon Karapanagiotidis

This memoir is exactly the antidote you need if you're feeling depressed and angry at our country's treatment of its most vulnerable and...

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They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

They Both Die at the End is set in a future in which humans receive an alert on the day they die, letting them know that it will be their f...

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

A quiet, psychoanalytical read that demonstrates how minor character dynamics can be cleverly manipulated to create a powerfully captivating sto...

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