I’ve not had a lot of time to read, recently, because of exams (ew). So I thought it was worth it to look into what some of my friends and family are reading, so I could get some different perspectives!
Lucy: The Words to Say It by Marie Cardinal = a gut-wrenching honest, thought-provoking and inspiring piece of work. Non-fiction but reads like fiction.
Louis: The Little Friend by Donna Tartt = Tartt’s command of language and descriptive flair are so palpable that The Little Friend captivates you entirely; despite being devoid of any plot or progression, you finish each chapter desperate to start the next.
Mother: Catherine of Aragon by Alison Weir = she’s not the best novelist but her historical accuracy is good.
Maggie: The Vegetarian by Han Kang = so far it’s misogyny disguised as South Korean culture. The underlying themes, not the book as a whole though, it’s so ingrained that it is just accepted, you know? The father shoves meat into his thirty year old daughter’s unwilling mouth which is so wrong on so many levels. Interested to read more.
Leon = A Human Being Died that Night by Pumla Gobo-Madikizela = complex and deeply human, this is a play that everyone should read.
Zoe = The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman by Angela Carter = vivid
I love hearing what people are reading, so this was a great post for me to create! What are you reading?