Friday Book Debrief - Volume 2

By The Book Slut

By The Book Slut

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

The Virgin Suicides

Jeffrey Eugenides

£8.99 £8.36

This week I’m rereading what is probably my favorite book and definitely my most read book. I always love getting lost in the hazy, dreamlike world Eugenides creates within the pages of this book.

Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen

Jose Antonio Vargas

£9.99 £9.29

At sixteen trying to get a drivers license, Jose Antonio Vargas discoverers his life has been a lie and that his grandparents smuggled him into America from the Philippines. This is a captivating memoir detailing archaic immigration policy, the anxieties and fears surrounding your immigration status you had no control over, and trying to blossom as the world is trying to hold you in hiding.

Hot Milk

Deborah Levy

£8.99 £8.36

Diving head first into my first Levy and I don't want to come up for air. Halfway in and I'm not quite sure what path I'm being lead down but I'm wholeheartedly following this lyrical prose.

Magic for Liars: A Novel

Sarah Gailey

£13.99 £13.01

I picked this one up thanks to its comparisons to Lev Grossman's The Magicians trilogy (which you should bump to the top of your list if you haven't already read). Magic, murder, sibling rivalry: I'm only 60 pages in, but so far it's got all the ingredients for success!

The Riverman: Book 4 in the million-copy bestselling detective series

Alex Gray

£9.99 £9.29

Getting a little hometown buzz alongside a crime thriller! Fourth in a series, Gray presents another classic 'who-dun-it' all the while evoking Glasgow's vibe beautifully!

Daisy Jones and The Six: Winner of the Glass Bell Award for Fiction

Taylor Jenkins Reid

£8.99 £8.36

This book is a memoir about a fictional seventies rock band, and I was reluctant to pick it up at first because I thought it would be dry and slow. I was pleasantly surprised to find it instantly engaging and I've been unable to put it down since!

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows Book 2)

Leigh Bardugo

£8.99 £8.36

I simply couldn't resist continuing this duology. Trying to squeeze my last #nomennovember read in before what I have planned in December.

How to Murder Your Life

Cat Marnell

£9.99 £9.29

Would not be surprised if Ottessa Moshfegh read this and based the narrator of My Year of Rest & Relaxation on Cat. This memoir about the infamous pill-popping magazine writer is expectedly wild, and the audiobook is read by the author in her blasé style—I can be found laughing out loud on my daily drives to work this week.