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26. Bookshelf: What we’re reading beyond book club

What do we read when not reading book club books? The ones we get to pick and choose?

This episode, we’ve got the usual eclectic mix. We discover the joys of sheep-farming with ‘Twitter’s favourite shepherd’ James Rebanks, wonder if it’s a good idea to go into hibernation with Otessa Moshfegh, brush up on our literary prizewinners with José Eduardo Agalusa (and hear Kate go on yet again about why she loves the International Dublin Literary Award so much) and tap into the zeitgeist with Japanese author-of-the-moment Sayaka Murata. What did we think of them? And were there any gems for book club in there? Listen in to find out.

Book recommendations

A Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Otessa Moshfegh

A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agalusa

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata


Why not Follow @herdyshepherd1 on Twitter and find out what all the fuss is about.

Enjoy this windy video of shepherding work on the Fells with James Rebanks, and get a taste of why this old-fashioned way of farming is so special.

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