I keep meaning to write more about books. It makes sense. I read a lot, I work with them, I spend a lot of money on them, and sometimes my lovely fellow publicists send me them.
Because I'm surrounded by books and follow a probably unnecessary amount of publishing folk on Twitter, I tend to be reasonably clued up on the HOT NEW RELEASES. Think of me as your Buzzfeed TOP 10 PLACES TO GET AVOCADO ON TOAST IN LONDON article but for books.
These ones are sitting on my desk looking pretty and guilt-tripping me about the 6 BILLION page novel I'm currently reading (which, by the way, is called Life after Life and is fabulous). There's a mixture of non-fiction and fiction in there, and I can't wait to get my greedy little face into every single one of them. I think they have a slightly summery vibe, and as I'm off to Devon in two weeks for a few days of reading on the beach (or next to a cosy log fire, weather depending), I'm going to try to save them till then.
Tell me what you're planning to read this summer and then maybe let's swap.
The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood is published by Pan Macmillan
Animal by Sara Pascoe is published by Faber & Faber
So Sad Today by Melissa Broder is published by Scribe
I Love Dick by Chris Kraus is published by Serpents Tail
Modern Lovers by Emma Straub (author of the AMAZING The Vacationers) is published by Michael Joseph (Penguin)