On Our Reading List
What We’re Reading
Our Zoie is on a real reading stint at the moment, with us doing our darnedest to keep pace with her! It felt only right (or “write”, book puns) to share a few of our favourite finds with you, for anyone else wanting to delve their heads deep into a book at the moment. Scroll on for what we’ve enjoyed most, plus a look at what else is on our reading list.
Zo’s Pick: Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
A Sunday Times bestseller, Queenie has been recommended for lovers of Dolly Alderton, Sally Rooney and Fleabag left, right and centre. Queenie’s take on her life is as chaotic as it is honest, hilarious, political and real with a dark and wry sense of humour that’s right up Zo’s alley. She’s a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, living between two cultures and offering an insider-yet-somehow-outsider perspective on both. It’s a refreshing and representative read; Zo is looking forward to more from Candice.
Anna’s Pick: 200 Women by Ruth Hobday
200 women, 200 interviews, 5 questions each… and infinitely more insights from some of the most inspirational figures in modern times. Beautifully curated, you’ll find conversations with some of your favourites, including Margaret Atwood, Roxane Gay, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie… all of them answering the same five questions, offering a thousand different answers. Coffee table friendly too.
Amy’s Pick: Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine EvaristoWinner of the Booker Prize 2019, Girl, Women, Other weaves the stories of its twelve characters into a century-spanning read that’s compelling, moving, joyous and more. Though the characters vary in their backgrounds, a chapter is dedicated to telling each of their stories and their unified struggles, sorrows and searches while celebrating them throughout. A really gorgeous read.