9 Of The Best Books To  Read Now



Lucy By the Sea

by Elizabeth Strout

Before you roll your eyes at another lockdown novel, know that you are in the masterful hands of Elizabeth Strout and that, far from triggering, this was a cathartic, expansive and even joyful reading experience.

Less in Lost

by Andrew Sean Greer

A part-travel, part-love story that follows the lovable and entirely awkward Arthur Less as he road trips across America pondering life’s big questions.

The Marriage Portrait

by Maggie O’Farrell

Lap up the glamour and pomp of Renaissance Italy complete with luxurious weddings, candlelit dinners and very heavy tapestries.

Our Missing Hearts

by Celeste Ng

A family drama interested in race and relationships… police violence, political protest (and) the unbreakable love between a mother and child.

Liberation Day

by George Saunders

Things do get a little weird in the nine stories that make up this collection. But more than weird, Saunders’ writing is subversive, profound and so much fun.


by Peggy Frew

Follows three sisters as they seek to rebuild their once-strong sibling bonds.

How Many More Women?

by Jennifer Robinson & Keina Yoshida

Draws back the curtain on laws around the world and how they work to silence women (and benefit powerful men), and takes readers inside the Johnny Depp defamation case.

Seeing Other People

by Diana Reid

Focuses on a group of 20-something friends and the entangled relationships and moral dilemmas that preoccupy them.


by Adam Kay

Funny, clever and fuelled by Kay’s still-simmering anger at the treatment of doctors in the NHS.

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