Seeking literary inspiration? Muddy’s professional bookworm Kerry Potter is here to help with her March picks. That precarious tower of tomes on your bedside table is about to getting even taller…. And if you have any recommendations of your own, we’d love to hear from you – literary musings in the comment box below please!
How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids by Jancee Dunn
Now there’s a book title after my own heart.
I know I missed World Book Day (she says *sobbing* for not getting this to you in time) but I was just whaaay to busy taking bloomin photos of kids in costumes that I’d spent hours making – OK, so it took me ages to buy them from Amazon! Anywaaaaay, we don’t like to dwell on the negatives here at Muddy so instead let’s celebrate all things literary with some reading list inspiration in the form of our the Muddy Book Club (without the wine, sadly – although there’s nothing to stop you pouring yourself a glass while you peruse this.
Award-winning writers, poets and erudite panel members are synonymous with literary festivals and these days the events celebrate the joy of books and reading for all ages and interests – a surreal melting pot of fact, fiction and fun with famous names alongside first-timers. At this year’s 6-day Cambridge Literary Festival there’s something for everyone and to give you a head start I’ve pulled together a juicy assortment – from cookery and politics to fashion and new releases.
Need a new book to get stuck into? Muddy, as ever, is here to help. Taking being a bookworm to a whole new level is Muddy’s Kerry Potter. She gets 300 – yes, THREE HUNDRED shiny new tomes delivered to her house every month as she’s also books editor at a glossy mag (won’t somebody think of her postman and his lumbago?). So who better to do a monthly round-up of her favourite new releases?
Looking for the new hot read? The Girl Before is being touted as the new Girl on the Train and clever Muddy Sussex editor Debbie already had her mitts on it, devoured it and written the review before I even had time to put my Beano down. Check out her post below, it’s well worth the read.
‘Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life‘ so begins The Girl Before, a psychological thriller by J.P.
Bank account is empty (or is that just mine?), trousers just don’t want to do up and the weather is blinking freezing (hey I’m doing my best to cheer you up) – January’s a long month to get through. Nothing for it but to grab those fluffy socks, a warm throw, make yourself a cup of something hot and stick your nose in a good read.
If you weren’t good enough for a delivery from Santa, Rebecca Quigg from Topping & Co booksellers in Ely has kindly recommended her Top 10 reading list for you to choose from and I’ll give you a nudge when Feb is here.