SS/11 Reading Matter…

I’m always wailing “I have nooothing to reeeead!!”, which is clearly a complete lie, but really means I need inspiration/suggestions to stop me reaching for the nearest Agatha Christie for the billionth time. And inspired by a similar cry for help from Sarah Drinkwater of The Enchanted Hunters on Twitter and because I’m a bit of a saddo and love making lists I have compiled the complete list of books that have been read and discussed in the Pamflet book club, for your reading pleasure. We didn’t love all of these, by a long shot, but they were most definitely diverting and thought-provoking, so take a punt on something you wouldn’t have normally considered and enjoy!

A Gate at the Stairs, Lorrie Moore
The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, Siri Hustvedt
The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas
The Member of the Wedding, Carson McCullers
Embroideries, Marjane Satrapi
Fun Home, Alison Bechdel

Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea, Barbara Demick
Invitation to the Waltz, Rosamond Lehmann
The Well of Loneliness, Radclyffe Hall

Our next read is The Best of Everything – why not read it too and tell us what you think at [email protected] I’ve also just finished reading J.B. Priestley’s Angel Pavement, which was amazing – I love stories where nothing much happens, but the ordinary mundane characters’ lives, hopes and dreams are depicted with a deftness that seems easy but is actually bloody difficult to pull off successfully.

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