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54. Bookshelf: Beyond Book Club

We love our Bookshelf shows as we get to discuss the books we’re reading outside of book club, the ones we get to choose for ourselves. This episode Laura is swept away by Esi Edugyan’s pacey novel Washington Black, beguiled by Venetian fantasy The Lies of Locke Lamora and laughs and cries with Candice Carty-Williams’ Queenie.

Kate, meanwhile, has found her book-of-the-year so far in Colson Whitehead’s Nickel Boys, proves you don’t have to care about dogs to enjoy The Friend by Sigrid Nunez and is captivated by life in a house on a cliff’s edge at the far east of England in Juliet Blaxland’s Easternmost House. Lots of great reads then, but would any of them be good for book club? Listen in as we decide.

Do you, like us, have an ever-growing TBR-pile that sometimes you feel you’ll never get through? Listen in for our top tips on how to make inroads on all those books you want to read someday.

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Notes

Learn more about the Wainwright Prize.

Find out what happened to The Easternmost House.

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