Everywhere I look at the moment people are reading. Inviting and cosy coffee shop corners are peppered with people lost in the pages of a novel and park benches have become a place to be transported in space and time when devouring a page turner. Scrolling social media brings book recommendations a-plenty and our like minded peers discuss their increased knowledge thanks to words which have lifted off pages and entered their minds, challenging and improving understanding. This reading resurgence is a huge indicator that we're all seeking some solace and escape from everyday life, especially in the wake of the last 18 months.
The seasonal shift of the coming weeks lend themselves well to hunkering down with a good book so whether you're looking for total transportation or your own experiences reflected on the page, today we're sharing a handful of book recommendations which we hope you may enjoy, when time allows. We would encourage you to share your own reading recommendations in the comments, to create a conversation which celebrates this great reading resurgence.
COCO & WOLF READING LIST: FICTION
The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot by Marianne Cronin
Fiercely alive, disarmingly funny and brimming with tenderness, The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot unwraps the extraordinary gift of life even when it is about to be taken away, and revels in our infinite capacity for friendship and love when we need them most.
COCO & WOLF READING LIST: NON-FICTION
It's the collection of hotels and restaurants you can't help falling in love with and now their first book, Tales and Recipes from the Kitchen Garden and Beyond celebrates everything about the Pig way of life. Packed full of simple recipes, kitchen garden tips and tricks, interior inspirations and home-grown how-tos, it's the perfect book to leaf through on a Sunday morning.
COCO & WOLF READING LIST: THE CLASSIC
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
A cherished book of many childhoods, The Secret Garden, is pastoral classic of the Edwardian Golden Age which is enchanting to adults and children alike. With feisty characters, an old-fashioned tenderness and joy, the most wondrous playground of flora and fauna and mysterious magic, this book is well deserving of a spot on every bookshelf.
AND ONE WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO
A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins
The author behind The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins is a master of psychological thrillers and we're certain A Slow Fire Burning is going to be another fabulous example of unbearable suspense, compelling characters and wonderful writing which you can so easily get lost in. Out on 31st August 2021 and we cannot wait!
Please support your local, independent book shops when adding to your own collection, they need our support more than ever right now.