Month: September 2017

History of Wolves – Emily Fridlund

READ FOR BOOKERTHON 14-year-old outcast Madeline becomes caught up in a scandal with her neighbours across the lake. ◉ “Reading a straight-forward story was a welcome relief after the complex Lincoln in the Bardo. I enjoyed the contrasting worlds that Linda existed in and…

Exit West – Mohsin Hamid

READ FOR BOOKERTHON In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young lovers hear whispers about doors that can whisk people far away, albeit perilously and for a price. ◉ “If I had to pigeonhole Exit West I would call it…

Autumn – Ali Smith

READ FOR BOOKERTHON A young girl forges an unlikely – but life long –friendship with her elderly neighbour in post-Brexit England. ◉ “It is hard to describe this novel. It is a study of time and of place, as well as ageing and art…

Lincoln In The Bardo – George Saunders

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Abraham Lincoln spends a night in his son’s tomb, a place populated by ghosts of the recently passed and the long dead. ◉ “Told through footnoted attribution derived from various texts, speeches or dialogue, Lincoln In The Bardo can be difficult…