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
Inbox My inbox is overflowing this week. Both because it was on offer and because of its timeliness, I caved and bought Michael Wear’s new book, Reclaiming Hope. It’s about faith in the Obama White House, so right up my street. Also, there’s a West Wing reference on the very first page. “More than a memoir of the Obama… Continue reading Claire’s Week in Books, 15th to 22nd Jan 2017
I love new books. Shiny new books. Buzzy new books. I love going to author events and having new books signed. I love walking into bookstores and browsing the New Fiction tables. I love being the person in my friendship circle who’s read the new books, who knows what’s out and what’s worth picking up.… Continue reading In Praise of the Backlist: On (maybe) Reading More Not-Brand-New Books in 2017
Inbox Liccle Bit, by Alex Wheatle (paperback, UK book via BookDepository.com) “Venetia King is the hottest girl at school. Too bad Lemar is the second shortest guy in his year. Everyone calls him Liccle Bit, and his two best friends, McKay and Jonah, never tire of telling him he has no chance with girls. Things… Continue reading Claire’s Week in Books, 8th to 15 th Jan 2017