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The Books

Here’s the list of books we’ve reviewed and what we’ve got coming up. Get reading and join us! You can still listen without reading of course, but there will be spoilers.

Fancy supporting us? Buy the books on our Bookshop – you’ll be helping local bookshops and giving us tea and biscuit money. Click the book cover or title to go straight to your chosen book page.

Author or book publicist? We’re always open to suggestions so drop us a line and send us a book!

The Last of Her Kind by Sigrid Nunez
(Virago, 2019. First published 2006)
Listen to Episode One

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
(Chatto & Windus, 2019)
Listen to Episode Two

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
(Flamingo, 1999. First published 1953)
Listen to Episode Three

Normal People by Sally Rooney
(Faber & Faber, 2019. First published 2018)
Listen to Episode Four

Post Office by Charles Bukowski
(Virgin Books, 2009. First published 1971)
Listen to Episode Five

Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
(Wildfire, 2019)
Listen to Episode Six

book cover depicting an orange sky and a girl in a boat in the marshes

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
(Corsair, 2019)
Listen to Episode Seven

book cover of tender is the flesh, limbs and blood in background

Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica
(Pushkin Press, 2020)
Listen to Episode Eight

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
(Atlantic Books, 2019. First published 2018 )
Listen to Episode Nine

Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry
(Canongate, 2020. First published 2019)
Listen to Episode Ten

The Collector by John Fowles
(Vintage Classics, 20o4. First published 1963)
Listen to Episode Eleven

Come Again by Robert Webb
(Canongate, 2020)
Listen to Episode Twelve

Death at Intervals by José Saramago
(Vintage Classics, 2017. First published in Portuguese 2005)
Listen to Episode Fourteen

Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell
(Penguin Modern Classics, 2000. First published 1936)
Listen to Episode Fifteen

Circe by Madeline Miller
(Bloomsbury, 2018)
Listen to Episode Sixteen

Ask the Dust by John Fante
(Canongate, 2018)
Listen to Episode Seventeen

golden background, blurred women in blue

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
(Faber & Faber, 2005)
Listen to Episode Eighteen

Burnt Sugar Avni Doshi

Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi
(Penguin, 2020)
Episode Nineteen coming soon

Queen's Gambit Walter Tevis

Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis
(Orion, 2020. First published 1983)
Episode Twenty coming in December