The brilliant Sophie Kinsella joins me at lit.Love in Munich for a chat about books and travel. Sophie talks about her time in Vienna, how she gets her inspiration for characters and if she would ever go back to one of her stand-alones. I hope you enjoy this chat as much as I did.
I first heard about Sarah Perry, because of her bestseller, The Essex Serpent, and the rave reviews it got in my Twitter-feed. So obviously, it became part of my to-be-bought-list (yes, I have one of those and it tallies at over 200 books at the moment, with more and more getting added almost every day – I might have a problem). Continue reading “After me comes the flood by Sarah Perry”
Jodi Picoult never shied away from controversial topics and her latest book is no exception. A Spark of Light could not have come out at a better time. Mass shootings are in the news constantly and abortion rights are talked about all the time as well. Continue reading “A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult”
Some books surprise you more than you ever thought they would. For me, What We Owe by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde was one of those books. I was really excited about reading it, as the blurb sounded really interesting. After I started reading, however, I got confused and a little irritated, I wasn’t so sure the book I was reading was the same book the blurb described. Continue reading “What We Owe by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde”
Around this time last year The New York Times and The New Yorker published their investigations on the horrific accounts of sexual violence by film producer Harvey Weinstein. It opened up the conversation around sexual harassment and sexual assault not just in Hollywood and the film industry in general, but also in our society thanks to the #MeToo-movement. Continue reading “#MeToo edited by Lori Perkins”