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The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion
I’m making everyone I know read this book. Wedged between the innocence of The Curious Incidence of the Dog in the Nighttime and the wonder of Matt Haig’s The Humans, it’s just lovely.
Professor Don Tillman needs a wife, so he devises a questionnaire to help him narrow down his prospective partners.
Except, being on the autism scale, his questionnaire is a tad too rigorous… enter Rosie, who smashes it to pieces and runs riot with his schedule. Lobster summers, cocktail making and ridiculousness galore.
And the Mountains Echoed - Khaled Hosseini
This was our book club book this month and it was wonderful.
It starts with a fairy tale (a darkly complicated one, as all fairy tales are) and splits off into the lives that connect because of the relationship between a little Afghan boy, Abdullah, and his little sister Pari.
Taking in a multitude of cultures, of disabilities, of age and the ways in which families can tear themselves apart, but also how friendships can build, grow and heal.
It’s beautiful, harrowing at times and shreds at soul slightly, but in a way that means it will stay with you.
This is too cool. A Penguin car at the Jaipur Literature Festival via @sarahchurchwell.