Friday 28 February 2020

A Book Nook

I've not encountered these before, but I am pretty sure I could accommodate one of these on my shelves without too much difficulty!

Whilst, on the subject of all things book related may I please cheekily ask what you have been reading in any book clubs you belong to of late? It's my turn to pick next month and I'm drawing a blank at the moment. The only criteria are that it needs to be fiction and available in paperback. Many thanks!

Have a good weekend!



  1. I just read a debut novella entitled Double Date by Jonathan Ashman - available on Amazon and quite a good read.

  2. My two most recent reads are 'Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine' and 'The Secret Diary of Hendrick Groen, 83 years old'. I enjoyed both of these books so very much and Tom did as well.

  3. Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield: fascinating and mysterious but it's long and requires attention.

  4. I came across book nook shelf insert only last week. I'd love one ... if two ... or more, but they are very expensive at the moment. I'm considering having a go at making one myself.

    Recent book group reads include The Keeper by Graham Norton, How To Stop Time by Matt Haig, The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult, and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

  5. Hi Aril,

    Have you done Amor Towle's "A Gentleman in Moscow"? Or Anthony Doerr's "All the light we cannot see"? Such fabulous reads!

  6. hi,I have just finished reading The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley. I enjoyed it . Its very creepy .Also very descriptive.You can feel the atmosphere. It reminds me of The Wicker Man in some ways.
    I have just started his second book Devil's Day. There is a 3rd out now called Starve Acre. Only in hard back the mo, I think. He won an award for his first novel. Might give you an idea ? I enjoy reading your blog.

  7. I'm having difficulties commenting on Safari, so trying agin on Firefox - apologies if you get this twice.
    Love the booknooks ... so quirky - although not sure I'd find space for them!

    Here are a few book suggestions
    A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles - a light enough read but interesting...
    THe Tattoist of Auschwitz - by Heather Morris - not light obviously but a brilliant book
    And I thought Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alarthi was an intriguing glimpse into a civilisation we don't see much of - it's Omani and won the Booker International Prize last year.

  8. Thank you so much for all your fabulous responses. Much food for thought there! Arilx


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