Our Bookshelf episodes are the ones where we get to let our hair down and talk about the things we’re reading outside of our book clubs, the books that we get to pick and choose.
So listen in as Kate is bewitched by the new Susanna Clarke novel Piranesi, charmed by Shirley Jackson’s memoir of raising her children in Life Among the Savages, and has a guilty confession to make about To Calais in Ordinary Time by James Meek. In Laura’s stack are supernatural thriller Himself by Jess Kidd, Midnight in Sicily by Peter Robb and The Observations by Jane Harris. Not to mention some guilty pleasure reading of Georgette Heyer and Alison Croggon’s fantasy series of Pellinor novels.
- Himself by Jess Kidd
- Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
- Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell by Susanna Clarke
- Life Among the Savages by Shirley Jackson
- Midnight in Sicily by Peter Robb
- The Observations by Jane Harris
- The Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer
- The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
- The Gift, The Riddle, The Crow, The Singing and the prequel The Bone Queen by Alison Croggon
Listen to our episode on The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.
And hear from Andy Russell of London’s Horror book club why horror is such a worthwhile genre to get into, with some great book recommendations.
Read ‘Susanna Clarke’s Fantasy World of Interiors’ by Laura Miller in The New Yorker.
Read ‘Shirley Jackson’s Son Talks to His Fictional Mom’ in The New Yorker.
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