Books for Sally Rooney Fans

By Village Books Dulwich

By Village Books Dulwich

Finished Beautiful World, Where Are You? Browse our list for your next best read...

Exciting Times: Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021

Naoise Dolan

£8.99 £8.54

Ella loved Exciting Times, a dry, witty, and curious dissection of modern love. Ava, newly arrived in Hong Kong from Dublin, is soon forced to navigate a love triangle of which she is at the centre, as well as the complexities of privilege and power in the international social scene of contemporary Hong Kong.

Acts of Desperation: The must-read novel of 2022

Megan Nolan


A brilliantly readable, funny, and honest novel about obsessive love and a toxic relationship set in Dublin.


Emma Jane Unsworth

£8.99 £8.54

Ella loved this book (not least because it is set in Manchester!) about a fraught female friendship between two women whose party days are compromised by an engagement. Funny, fun and very honest.

Wilful Disregard: A Novel About Love

Lena Andersson

£9.99 £9.49

On the day that Ester Nilsson, a poet and a sensible person in a sensible relationship, meets renowned artist Hugo Rask, her rational world begins to unravel. Totally gripping, intelligent, and painful at times.

The Last of Her Kind

Sigrid Nunez

£8.99 £8.54

Sophie set us all off on Sigrid Nunez and now we're hooked. In the Last of Her Kind, two women become friends at Columbia University in 1968 and make a lifelong impression on each other. This is a clever, political, and moving novel which will stay with you for a long time after the final chapter.

Three Women: A BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick

Lisa Taddeo

£9.99 £9.49

Totally captivating - Three Women is the real story of the sexual and emotional lives of three different women, told in fiercely brilliant prose with great honesty and empathy. Unputdownable.

little scratch: Shortlisted for The Goldsmiths Prize 2021

Rebecca Watson


As the protagonist narrates the small, forgettable moments of her day – recovering from a hangover, checking Whatsapp messages, eating a packet of hula hoops etc. – we learn of her obsession with the very big life event which she cannot forget. This is a spectacular, powerful, and playful debut.

Boy Parts

Eliza Clark

£9.99 £9.49

A messy, grimly funny and - at times - unsettling book. Boy Parts by Eliza Clark is a gripping, pitch-black comedy about a photographer from Newcastle on a downward spiral.

This Happy: Shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2020

Niamh Campbell

£8.99 £8.54

A sharp, gripping dissection of a former love affair between a young woman and a married man from an astute and distinctive new voice.

The Portrait of a Lady

Henry James

£6.99 £6.64

Sally Rooney has cited the 19th century novelist as an inspiration and there is certainly some overlap in their style and preoccupations. The Portait of a Lady is an eloquent psychological study of a woman caught in a web of relations - a must-read classic.

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