Losing yourself in a great novel is one of the small joys of life and with time spent at home, reading is now more than ever one of the most blissful ways to spend our days in solitude, with a good cup of tea. Keep scrolling to see some of the books we’ve been reading while in isolation from some of our favourite Newmarket book stores.
Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
It’s August 1983 in Malibu, the day of the Riva family’s annual end- of-summer party with a stacked invite list of models, actresses, sport stars and screenwriters. By midnight the party will be out of control and by morning the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames – but before the fire, the music will play, the drinks will flow and the family secrets will come bubbling to the surface.
The Vanishing Half | Britt Bennett
The Vignes twin sisters grow up in a small southern Black community, running away at the age of 16 to lead wildly different adult lives. Exploring contemporary issues on race, feminism, colourism, class politics and more, the author takes us through the contrasting lives of the sisters in the Deep South to California from the 1950s through to the 1990s.
Homebody | Rupi Kaur
Pioneering poetry on social media, Rupi Kaur’s Homebody takes readers on a reflective journey of the past and present through a collection of raw and honest poems, conversations which explore the potential of self.
All Our Shimmering Skies | Trent Dalton
Molly Hook, a young motherless girl sets out to find the man who set a curse on her family. Set in Darwin during WW2 amidst the Japanese bombings, Molly finds herself with two unlikely travel companions on her quest to revoke the curse. A light-hearted and magical novel with wit and wonder from the bestselling author of Boy Swallows Universe.
A Promised Land | Barak Obama
A Promised Land is
a memoir by former US President Barack Obama, part of a two volume series which recounts his early life, his initial political campaigns and his trajectory as arguably the most known public figure in the world. Taking on a more political than personal tone, Obama reveals some of the inner workings of an intellectual and writes on the American democracy at the brink of crisis.