Friday Book Debrief Vol 24

By The Book Slut

Friday Book Debrief Vol 24

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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Normal People: One million copies sold

Sally Rooney

£9.99 £9.49

This week I'm re-reading Normal People (unsurprisingly to anyone who's seen it) and finding new ways to fall in love with Connell and Marianne again, as well as seeing different things in the book that I wouldn't have picked up on having seen it through someone else's eyes. Let's just say, it's a good thing I'm not wearing mascara during the lockdown… - Alice-Rae

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

Naoise Dolan

£8.99 £8.54

I was drawn to this book because it was literally all over my Instagram for the best part of a month. I feel completely inside the mind of the protagonist—an overthinking ELT in Hong Kong who ends up in something resembling a love triangle with a banker and a lawyer—and it's a relentless but enjoyable place to be. - Jessica

Becoming: The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller

Michelle Obama

£25.00 £23.75

I kept telling myself I was waiting for the right time to finally delve into what I was sure would be a wonderful, touching memoir. Needless to say, I needed this now and it does not disappoint—Michelle has an astounding narrative voice. - Mel

Inferno: (Robert Langdon Book 4)

Dan Brown

£9.99 £9.49

I always know Robert Langdon and his European shenanigans will pull me out of a reading rutt. Fast-paced chapters packed to the brim with historical factoids and it. - Maggie

Uncanny Valley: A Memoir



I am so happy to be living in the age of the memoir. Everyone has a story to tell, and I can't put Anna Wiener's down. A must for anyone who has ever worked in an office where you conduct meetings on beanbags and the CEO has a poster of Che Guevara behind his desk. - Christina

Miracle Creek: Winner of the 2020 Edgar Award for best first novel

Angie Kim

£9.99 £9.49

I have been devouring this fast-paced courtroom drama this week. Kim has deftly written the main Korean immigrant Yoo family, as I have been ruminating about the struggles they faced particularly gender issues and language acquisition. Read this book immediately. - Marian

Letters from the Lighthouse: ‘THE QUEEN OF HISTORICAL FICTION’ Guardian

Emma Carroll

£7.99 £7.59

I find myself incredibly mesmerized by Barrera’s descriptions of lighthouses; a structure that beforehand never made much difference to me. Through her obsessive eye I see their mystique and am beginning to understand how my own obsessions could be written about to provoke the same (if only I could). Excited to finish this, full review soon here on The Book Slut. - Jessica Maria

The Undocumented Americans

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

£12.99 £12.34

I'm been waiting it seems like forever since I read Karen's amazing review and read Karla's poetic, provocative, and riveting responses in her interview to get my hands on this book and it has finally arrived. - The Book Slut

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