I am going to go out on a limb here and say I have recently read THE TWO BEST LITERARY/CONTEMPORARY READS OF THE YEAR…with a caveat that I can add more to this short list if I come across anything super exciting. 🙂
Covid 19 has certainly impacted on my reading habits and mood. I find myself shying away (but not given up on) my favourite genre – crime fiction, in favour of more contemporary reads – dont ask me why?
In the last couple of weeks I have read Summerwater by Sarah Moss: and Betty by Tiffany McDaniels.
Pan Macmillan Australia
Set in an isolated Scottish cabin park over the course of one rainy summer’s day, A DAY LIKE TODAY follows a group of holidaymakers and their growing curiosity about a disruptive foreign family staying at the site. As the residents become more closely entwined tension mounts between them, but no one can know what lies ahead as night falls. Sharp and devastating, Sarah Moss’s newest novel is the perfect follow up to her Women’s Prize longlisted GHOST WALL
SUPERB! SUBLIME!!! READ THIS BOOK.
This sounds like such an interesting exploration of character, Carol! And that’s an intriguing premise and context. Takes skill to write about the course of one day and have it keep the reader’s attention.
Margot it’s like each chapter is a “ story “ an exploration of character in a chapter but it all comes together in a gob smacking ending!
Adding to my wishlist:)
You will love it!
That’s funny – my reading tastes have gone in the opposite direction during the pandemic. I just want to read thrillers all the time now.
I am the same- have gone to opposite – more literary than crime fiction but have read a few good ones lately so maybe changing again
Great review! It’s funny though, I don’t think my reading habits have changed at all during COVID-19 and I’m in Melbourne lockdown! I’m still reading from a variety of genres and my reading hasn’t declined. I’m just happy to be ‘on track’ with my GoodReads reading goal.
I think I over did it at the beginning of lock down then the inclination changed – and crime just hadn’t been enticing – I don’t know why ?
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