What We're Reading

Neil's picture
Neil

Below Deck, by Sophie Hardcastle (A&U March 2020)

This novel comes incredibly highly regarded from almost everybody who has read it, and I can understand why: it's compelling, thought provoking, confronting and poetic. It follows the experiences of a young woman, Olivia, whose life has come adrift until she falls in with an elderly couple who teach her the joys of sailing, and she comes to love the open seas and the freedom that comes with it. Then, a shocking event changes everything. If you like Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty, you'll love this, but I do have reservations.

Neil's picture
Neil

Good Dogs Don't Make It To The South Pole, by Hans-Olav Thyvold (A&U February 2020)

In the same vein as The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, but with dogs, Good Dogs is a charming, wise and inspiring novel about ageing, polar exploration, and the love for dogs. Funny and moving, especially for dog lovers this is a perfect light read.