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7 books we couldn’t put down

Spending time outdoors in the warm sunny weather, fresh seasonal fruit and a good book sounds like the perfect way to spend a few hours to us! (and work on building up the summer tan while we’re at it). Here’s 7 books we’re absolutely loving right now!

The Space Between: Chaos. Questions. Magic. Welcome to your twenties.

Creators of the award-winning podcast Shameless, Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald have brought you a book full of absolute gems, wit and unflinching honesty. Bringing their own personal stories and puzzles about life as twentysomethings, they cover everything from heartbreak, mental health challenges, career setbacks and just finding who you are. 

Everyone knows there’s a weird gap in life when you progress through your twenties, trying to move up between being a teenager and a proper adult. It’s the time to find our voices, build our relationships and make your ambitions come true. 

My Own Words

The bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a comprehensive look inside her brilliant, analytical mind, revealing an insightful look inside one of our generation’s most influential voices in law and public opinion. 

My Own Words discusses gender equality, the working of the Supreme Court and the value of looking beyond the shores of the USA when interpreting the US Constitution. Justice Ginsburg was a prolific writer and this can be seen in this fascinating glimpse into her life through this book. 

This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

There’s no denying that there’s an obsession with medical shows and stories (hello almost all seasons of Grey’s Anatomy on Stan) – Scribbled in secret after endless shifts, Adam Kay provides a real insight into his time on the NHS front line. The diary is everything you wanted to know, hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking (and maybe some things you didn’t want to know) about life in the hospital ward. 

The Wife and the Widow

Set against an eerie island town backdrop, this mystery thriller is told from two perspectives: Kate, a widow whose grief is turned upside down about what she learns about her dead husband’s secret life and Abby, a local who’s forced to confront the evidence that her husband is a murderer. 

This story will have you asking the whole way through – how well do we actually know the people we love? 

When No One Is Watching

Living in Brooklyn takes on a sinister meaning in this story – Sydney Green is a true Brooklynite but her beloved neighborhood seems to change every day. Neighbours she’s known her whole life are disappearing, condo’s appearing everywhere and for sale signs sprouting on every corner. Sydney starts a walking tour to hold onto her community’s history which quickly becomes a descent into paranoia and fear – is it all a coincidence or is there a bigger conspiracy at play? 


Swimming Lessons

The debut collection of poetry from Riverdale star Lili Reinhart explores the euphoric beginnings of young love, battling anxiety and depression and the inevitable heartbreak that stems from passion. Lili’s trademark honestly is reflected through her poems and unique perspectives. Her poetry is relatable, intimate and profound with beautiful illustrations to accompany the words. 

A Girl is a Body of Water

Kirabo was raised in a small Ugandan village by a group of women, but one question constantly haunts her – who is my mother? Feelings of abandonment are complicated by her coming of age and feeling a headstrong confusing force inside of her usual sweet and obedient nature. 

Her journey to reconcile these unusual feelings and connect with her mother is an arresting exploration of what it means to be a modern woman in a world determined to silence women. This story is full of history, tradition and what it means to make lasting connections with friends and family. 

1 comment

  1. I had a great time reading White’s ‘the wife and the widow’ 🙂 good recommendations! Happy new year and cheers from Portugal, PedroL

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