This year, I finally made it to BookExpo, the biggest event in the American publishing calendar. It’s an incredible privilege, if you’re a book nerd, to get to hear about books in advance and then to get the advance review copies for free. I had vowed to bring home no more than ten. I failed.… Continue reading Books I Snagged at BookExpo 2017
June sees another great crop of books making it to the US across the Pond. Some of these are published simultaneously on both sides of the Atlantic, while others have been tried and tested in the UK first. They all look great. Head over to Book Riot to read about them!
I’ve been paying a lot more attention to British publishing this year, and it turns out there’s some pretty exciting books coming out on the other side of the Pond. A bumper crop of them arrives in the US in May — don’t miss them! Head over to Book Riot for my recommendations.
My first Bustle byline is an essay about Jami Attenberg’s All Grown Up, out today, and how it challenges common assumptions about singleness.
Inbox Very excited to have got approved for a digital advanced review copy of The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir, out this month in both the UK and the US. “Through letters and journals, The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir unfolds the struggles, affairs, deceptions, and triumphs of a village choir during World War II.” I loved, loved, loved The… Continue reading Claire’s Week in Books, 29th Jan to 5th Feb
When I’m under the weather or in need of cheering up, I often turn to Friends to make me laugh and for the reassuring comfort of familiarity. But it’s not just TV: books can play a comforting role in our lives, too. We re-read Pride and Prejudice when someone breaks our heart to reassure ourselves… Continue reading Books To Make Us Feel Better
It would be completely on brand for me to be obsessed with the Kennedys. I’m fascinated by the Cold War and by the American presidency. I’m partial to good-looking men, too, especially those with left-leaning views and mysterious and fascinating histories. IfPeople Magazine is any kind of indicator, half of Americans are still starved for… Continue reading The Frequency Illusion: On the Kennedys, Books, and Me