Friday Book Debrief Vol 17

By The Book Slut

Friday Book Debrief Vol 17

By The Book Slut

Every week we’re sharing what our some of our writers are currently reading. Please join in the chorus and tell us what you’ve been enjoying or slogging through in the comments!


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The Creativity Code: How Ai is Learning to Write, Paint and Think

Marcus du Sautoy

£9.99 £9.49

On my to read list for far too long. A bit heavy at times—I must say this is not the ideal read for these troubled times! - Christina

These Ghosts Are Family: A Novel

Maisy Card


The storyline immediately reminded me of Stay With Me, one of my favorite books, but with a more haunting set of deceased friends and relatives. The intriguing format of the intro initially hooked me, and the audiobook performance is keeping me interested! - Mel

Real Life

Brandon Taylor

£9.99 £9.49

I could honestly read this in one sitting if I wanted to. But I don’t want to. I’ve been following Taylor’s work online for years and I am trying to savor every second of his debut novel. It is very beautiful. - Maggie

Jamaica Inn

Daphne Du Maurier

£9.99 £9.49

It's been a little hard to concentrate on this fairly slow-moving novel this week, but I've been enjoying it when I can get settled in. Set in Cornwall in 1820, the plot follows young Mary Yellan as she moves in with her simpering aunt and sinister uncle after the death of her mother—I haven't got much further than that yet! Daphne du Maurier is the queen of moody, atmospheric tales with themes of isolation and secrecy, and Jamaica Inn has these things in abundance. - Cat

The Passage of Love

Alex Miller

£9.99 £9.49

I had never seen/heard anything about this book until the cover caught my eye and the blurb solidified my interest. The writing is wonderful, with excellent flow, but I’m still trying to figure out what to take from this novel. - Courtney

The Book of Anna

Carmen Boullosa

£12.99 £12.34

I was excited to start this book because the preface states that this is a book Anna Karenina wrote and is mentioned in the famous Tolstoy novel. And then. And then, as I’m reading along, suddenly the characters of Sergei and Anya (Anna Karenina’s now-adult children) are feeling some f*cked up ennui because they are surrounded by real people, and they were “written by Tolstoy.” In this novel, there are real people, and they are “fictional.” I have NO idea what’s happening or where Boullosa is taking me but I have fallen in love. - Jessica Maria

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