What I’m reading: October 2021

This month: Catherine Gowers, University of London

Catherine Gowers is the student communications and voice manager at City, University of London. She is a graduate from the University of Warwick and is currently studying for an Institute of Leadership and Management qualification.

Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan

This debut novel offers a witty, wry look at love, life and power dynamics. Set in Hong Kong and seen through the eyes of an Irish ex-pat, it has offered a wonderful opportunity to live vicariously through other people’s travels.

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

Perhaps most famous for Jack Nicholson’s performance in the film adaptation, this counter-culture classic is a darkly funny, intelligent and heartbreaking exploration of a psychiatric hospital, its patients and one of the most infamous literary villains, Nurse Ratched.

Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers

Set in post-war England, this quietly funny mystery novel follows local journalist Jean, whose day-to-day job writing housekeeping tips takes an interesting turn when she interviews the intriguing Gretchen Tilbury, who claims her daughter is the result of a virgin birth.

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