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Book club good reads blogger roundup

Updated: Feb 2, 2023

Here is a selection of good book recommendations from the book club I belong to, with a roundup of reviews by fellow book bloggers.

Let me know what you think of each of them. Happy reading!

A Bit of a Stretch by Chris Atkins

Where can a tin of tuna buy you clean clothes? Which British education system struggles with 50% illiteracy? Where do teetotal Muslims attend AA meetings? Where is it easier to get ‘spice’ than paracetamol? Where does self-harm barely raise an eyebrow?

A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart

This is a very moving book, with some emotional backstories and the central story of Alex and Sam’s relationship. It’s safe to say that the ending was almost perfect, and I spent the last 40 pages or so in tears.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Roy, Celestial and Andre all have such distinct, finely-detailed characters, so I felt like I could really hear their voices and understand their different points of view by the end of the novel. In this way, the book came alive for me and really tugged on my heartstrings.

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

This beautiful novel reveals how interconnected we all are, whether we wish for it or not. Though we spend our entire lives inside our own stories, we are also characters in the lives of others.

How Not To Be a Boy by Robert Webb

In short, I really recommend this. It is especially good if you are disinclined to think that the gender norms that get pushed on us are bad for men and boys and girls and women.

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Our House by Louise Candlish

The story has lots of twists and turns – there’s betrayal, affairs, and fraud –and that doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface. And there’s an OMG ending. Readers who enjoy a good thriller won’t be able to put Our House down.

The Circle by Dave Eggers

I would certainly recommend this book to read as it is really a great concept and idea. It's an interesting and thought-provoking read.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

A lovely piece of fiction with some important and thought-provoking themes, this has a broad-ranging appeal and will be enjoyed and appreciated by many.

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