There’s a reason cities are such fertile terrain for novels: they’re full to the brim with people, in all their variety. Rich, poor, hopeless or spurred by the dream that brought them to the city in the first place, they come from all over the world and speak many languages, many varieties of each of… Continue reading 100 Must-Read Novels Set in London
Happy Festa della Repubblica Day! 2nd June is a day of celebration, commemorating the day in 1946 when Italy voted to become a Republic. And since there’s no better way to celebrate than with a book (okay, a book and a glass of Prosecco, maybe followed by a good pizza and some dancing), here are… Continue reading Happy Festa della Repubblica Day: Books to Celebrate Italy
I’ve been travelling a lot, and I mean a lot, in the last few weeks, so my reading has been a little all over the place and up in the air (pun intended; much of it has taken place on planes). My book buying game has remained strong and healthy, though. Some might call it… Continue reading Claire’s Week in Books, 21st to 28th April 2017
Happy World Book Day! In honour of today, I have a piece at Stylist magazine with nine tips and tricks for fitting more reading into your busy life. Happy Reading!
Inbox An occupational hazard of trying to have my finger more on the pulse of the British publishing scene these days is that I know about more books and am tempted by more books. My Sweet Revenge was doing really well in the UK charts a few weeks back and I couldn’t resist it. The… Continue reading Claire’s Week in Books, 5th to 12th Feb 2017
Inbox I can’t quite believe this, but I didn’t buy any books this week! This despite having been minutes away from Strand Books in NYC this weekend. Also, no Edelweiss approvals for digital advance review copies. (Boo!) And no deals that tempted me. Goodreads Deals was great when they stuck to emailing you about books… Continue reading Claire’s Week in Books, 22nd to 29th Jan 2017
Sometimes, it takes a while for British books to make it across the Pond. There’s a variety of reasons for that — I’ve yet to get to the bottom of all of them, but if I had to guess I’d say that it has to do mostly with two things. Firstly, the the logistics of… Continue reading 8 Novels Crossing the Pond in 2017