Our Book Recommendations for June
We asked the staff to recommend some of their favourite reads at the moment.
Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythall - “An easy to read, hilarious look at life in a book shop.” We think he might be using this for on the job research!
On Chapel Sands by Laura Cumming - “a real life mystery of an abduction and complicated family life” This was made more fascinating because it's true. Anyone interested in family history would love it.
Diary of a Nobody by George & Weedon Grossmith - "Extremely funny"
Dear Lupin by Roger & Charlie Mortimer - with links back to Diary of a Nobody, a father writes to his son. Also an amusing read.
South by Ernest Shackleton - tales of an extreme polar voyage
Dracula by Bram Stoker - “an interesting and iconic vampire tale”
Wuthering Heights - “a tale of love and loss as well as social class”
These are classics that are both usually available in the shop in some format or another.
Young Adult Recommendations
I asked Caitlin to help me pick out some recommendations for our young adult readers. Here’s what we went with:
A Series of Unfortunate Events is a quirky tale and guaranteed to teach you a new word or two.
The Vampire follows Darren as he adapts to his new life as a half-vampire.
Holes is a book about misfortune, trust and righting past wrongs.
La Belle Sauvage (Book Of Dust) is a good fantasy adventure.
Boy and Going Solo are Roald Dahl’s autobiographical tales of his adventures growing up and being a pilot during the war. Really well written and even good for an adult easy read.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night is a fascinating insight into one boy’s alternative way of viewing the world around him
Edward (our teenage son) recently read 1984 by George Orwell - “it will mess with your mind” was a direct quote from him!
All of these books are available in the shop at the time of writing, if you're interested in buying them please just ask.