The Ice- Cream Makers by Ernest van der Kwast – The story of two brothers in a family of Italian ice-cream makers is full of family tradition, the binds of familial expectation, and poetry
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke – Surprisingly good read from Susanna Clarke, which is an imaginative tour de force of otherworldliness, magic & the ruthlessness of ambition
The Employees by Olga Ravn – A little weird, this novel develops through multiple narratives, like viewing the story through a series of veils, slowly being lifted
The First Phone Call From Heaven by Mitch Albom – A book which centres around select members of a small Michigan town who receive phone calls from the people they miss the most, from Heaven
The Salt Path by Raynor Winn is a tale of endurance and resilience, emotional and physical, and ultimately, hope which takes place on the coastal path of south-west England
A very well-written, dark and suspenseful thriller that keeps you guessing until the very end
Dana Knox Wright’s history is inspirational reading with moving stories and a whole load of hard earned wisdom – a wonderful book.
The Last Beekeeper by Jared Gulian is scary and tense and terrifying – one of the best horror books that I have read in a long time.
Raw personal emotion, the consequence of the poet’s relationships, expressed honestly and simply through verse and drawings
Echoes of Light by Jani Viswanath – A collection of poems and stories that feel like little pieces of calm and wisdom, reading like parables to guide and strengthen