Book club good reads blogger roundup

Updated: Oct 22, 2021

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?

Read more at Much Ado About Books @aislinnoc

A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart

This is a very moving book, with some emotional back stories, as well as 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.

Read more at Mum of Three World @sarahMo3W

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 heart strings.

Read more at Lonesome Reader @lonesomereader

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

This is a beautiful novel that 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.

Read more at Created to Read @CreatedtoRead

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 as well as girls and women.

Read more at LouLouReads

Our House by Louise Candlish

The story has lots of twists and turns – there’s betrayal, affairs, 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.

Read more at Better Reading @betterreadingau

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.

Read more at The Love of Books @ashleighcanflyy

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.

Read more at ilovedreadingthis @lovedreadinthis

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