What Should I Read?

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

It’s 2016 and a whole bunch of great books are scheduled for release.  I’ve already grabbed preview copy of the new Yann Martel The High Mountains of Portugal, and it really is excellent. I’ve also already had a look at the new Julian Barnes, The Noise of Time. High levels of anticipation also about for Justin Cronin’s The City of Mirrors, which will finish what he began in The Passage.  We should get new novels from great writers like China Mieville, Mark Haddon and Aravind Adiga. Game of Thrones fans SHOULD be getting the next instalment, The Winds of Winter this year too.

I’m also waiting with bated breath for the final instalment of Rick Yancey’s The Fifth Wave series.

Great recent releases include Sofie Laguna’s astounding The Eye of The Sheep and Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff.

I also recently got hold of an advanced copy of The Fishermen by Chigozoe Obioma.  Definitely my best read of 2015 – and it got onto the Man Booker shortlist.  Check out my review.

My reading list is pretty full at the moment – I am just about to check out The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks, The Heart Goes Last  by Margaret Atwood and Orhan Pahmuk’s A Strangeness in My Mind.  Add to this A Guide to Berlin by Gail Jones, The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood, A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara and How to Be Both by Ali Smith.

I will also get around to Elena Ferrante soon!





  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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