Summer reading is in the air. Listen in as Kate and Laura swap feel-good early summer reads. Much to their relief after Rodham, the sex in Curtis Sittenfeld’s latest novel ROMANTIC COMEDY turns out to be as good as the rest of it. Meanwhile Kate is surprised and entertained by Monica Heisey’s REALLY GOOD, ACTUALLY. Via the discerning edit of the books aisle in her upmarket grocery store, Laura discovers PINEAPPLE STREET, and enjoys it hugely. Kate is fascinated and entertained by British actress Miriam Margolyes and her autobiography THIS MUCH IS TRUE, enjoying the social commentary as much as if not more than the showbiz stories (though those are good, too). And finally in a preview of Laura’s thoughts on Women’s Prize shortlisted DEMON COPPERHEAD, she reports back on what she thought of it. And if you thought you were over re-tellings of Greek myths Kate urges you to think again with STONE BLIND by Natalie Haynes.
Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld
Really Good, Acutally by Monica Heisey
Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson
This Much is True by Miriam Margolyes
Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
Stone Blind by Natalie Haynes
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If you enjoyed this show, why not try our Summer Reading episode from last year. The recommendations all still hold good.
If your interest was piqued by our discussion of the cover design for Demon Copperhead, there’s an interesting behind-the-scenes, at least into the design of the original UK hardback cover, anyway, here.
Read any of these? Let us know what you thought of them, or suggest one of your favourite reads to us.