1. The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo (Amy Schumer)
The comedian, actress, and writer has already taken the entertainment world by storm with her comedy skit ‘Inside Amy Schumer’. Now, she’s written a refreshingly candid and uproariously funny collection of personal essays that delve into her past relationships, awkward teenage years, and funny family life. Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this book is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend.
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2. Cook Korean! (Robin Ha)
Love Korean food but can’t manage to prepare it at home? Fret not! Robin Ha makes Korean cooking easy with this unique combination of cookbook and graphic novel that should be the ideal introduction to cooking Korean cuisine at home. His colourful and funny comics fully illustrate the steps and ingredients needed to bring more than sixty traditional dishes to life.
3. The Couple Next Door (Shari Lapena)
2 couples, 1 dinner party, a hot mess of lies. If that description intrigues you then pick up this thriller by Shari Lapena about a seemingly normal couple that invites their neighbours over for a spot of food. What ensues is a crime caper that will leave you guessing and forming your own dizzying theories as to what really happened. A nail-biter for sure!
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4. Behold The Dreamers (Imbolo Mbue)
Perfectly situated during the financial crisis of 2008, Behold the Dreamers is a sublime exploration of the United States’ enduring and questionable promise: the American Dream. This dazzling debut revolves around two very different New York families in a familiar and inevitably fraught relationship, the wealthy privileged employer and the aspiring immigrant employee.
5. All At Sea (Decca Aitkenhead)
“The trouble with sadness is that it seldom produces anything new to say,” writes Decca Aitkenhead in her haunting memoir about the drowning of her children’s father in a freak accident in Jamaica. All at Sea is a beautiful study of grief but it surprises in that it is also an uplifting story about two remarkable people who love each other deeply.
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6. Super Food Family Classics (Jamie Oliver)
Another cookbook by super celebrity chef Jamie Oliver this time. In Jamie’s Super Food Family Classics you’ll find new nutritious, tasty meals to make your weekly menu something to shout about. Jamie aims to freshen up your family favourites and expand your recipe repertoire with his latest offering so if you’re looking to whip up something new and healthy for your family then Jamie’s book is for you!
7. A Gentleman In Moscow (Amor Towles)
This one’s a bit of a heavy read but fascinating for those of you who love a bit of history with your books. A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in an elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov, who is sentenced to house arrest at the Metropol Hotel in 1922. What unfolds is his self-discovery about what it means to be a man of purpose.
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