Reading Ghosts by Dolly Alderton was an awakening for me, Nina is at a similar stage in her life as me – close friends are moving out of London to buy homes, having babies, getting married – it documents those growing pains process of falling in and out of friendships, when your lives start to take different directions. Dolly truly is Nora Ephron for millennials.
We all know that Sally Rooney could write down her shopping list and it would (rightly so) win an award, but there’s definitely something to be said for the unexpected satisfaction of a book that’s… different. I wanted to dedicate this month’s book club to the kinds of books you haven’t – but definitely should – be reading. It’s a mixed bag, I’ll warn you, but have a little faith and you might just find something that changes your life, or at the very least, your bookshelf.