Book Shame

I’ve read some great things year and smashed my Goodreads 2018 challenge: both of Sally Rooney’s incredible novels, This Is Going to Hurt (but who didn’t read that this year?), Call Me By Your Name, an alarming amount of chick-lit… 29 incredible books I would quite happily re-read next year and the year after. But…

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Schtum

Jem Lester, a journalist turned novelist, made me laugh and cry,  then laugh again, with Schtum. Schtum is about Ben Jewell and his relationships with his terminally ill father, Georg, his wife, Emma (who he has (pretend) separated from) and his son, Jonah, who has  autism spectrum disorder- he has no speech, and instead communicates…

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