What Should I Read?

So you are wondering what you should read? Here are a few tips.

I’m always interested in what makes the Man Booker list – so we should probably all check out Lincoln in the Bardo, the most recent winner.  The longlist for the Man Booker International Prize is out and the first one on my list is The 7th Function of Language by Laurence Binet.

Film always provides us with lots of possible reading material, with the novel Call Me By Your Name likely to be a wonderful read, and Ready Player One likely to gather some more fans.

On my bookshelf, Naomi Alderson’s The Power is waiting, as well as Ida by Alison Evans – a YA Fiction novel that people keep recommending to me. I’ve already pre-ordered Meg Wollitzer’s new one, The Female Persuasion as well as the new Stephen King, The Outsider. Tim Winton’s latest The Shepherd’s Hut will be worth a look, as will Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan (I started this on audio but shut it off – it needs to be read!).  Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman looks utterly charming too.

In terms of non-fiction, I think we all have to at least take a look at Mark Manson’s The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck.







  1. Lauren! Great to meet you on Thursday, sorry the evening took a technical turn…it has a habit of doing that…//

    I just crawled into bed and opened the laptop and got stuck reading your blog before I closed down… now I just want to read ALL THE BOOKS!!

    But, I also wanted to read your about page and there isn;t one…. or in my gin fuddled state, did I miss it!!?… your reviews are great, but a glimpse of the woman behind it?? That’d be ACES!! Keep it up, this is great stuff, I want to read more! Dee xx

    1. Hi Dee, Thanks so much for reading! I actually wrote in my notes on Thursday night that I needed to do an About page so I will get onto it ASAP!
      Cheers, Lauren 🙂

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