There are some wonderful new books out coming out in June and I’ve picked four of my favourites. Whether you’re looking for holiday reads or something to inspire and entertain you at home, these new books are well worth a look. Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney According to the publisher, this book can be… Read More New books to read in June
Man Booker International Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards for fiction in translation. And, Book and Brew are going to be shadow judging it. That’s right, our lovely friends at The Reading Agency have selected our book club to join five others in officially shadow judging this year’s Man Booker International Prize.… Read More Man Booker International Prize – we’re shadow judges
It’s going to be difficult to top 2016. It was the year the Book and Brew blog was established, the second year of book club, the year we shadow judged two literary prizes (I may have mentioned that previously?) and the year I blogged for Berwick Literary Festival. So, how on earth can I top… Read More What’s next for Book and Brew?
In honour of Independent Bookshop Week, here is a list of the best and coolest indie bookshops in the North East. Independent Bookshop Week takes place from 18 to 25 June 2016 and aims to celebrate the bookish goodness of indie bookshops across the UK. Five stunning shops in the North East are taking part… Read More Indie bookshops in the North East
This site does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s packed with reviews, pictures, stories and trivia to keep ardent book lovers entertained. The Facebook and Twitter pages will fuel your book obsessions on a daily basis, while its reading resources offer a wealth of inspiration and information. Check them out instantly: http://forreadingaddicts.co.uk 00
If you haven’t come across The Pool yet, what have you been doing for the last year? This marvellous website was set up by Sam Baker (@sambaker) and Lauren Laverne (@laurenlaverne – long-term girl crush and fellow North Eastener) to provide “interesting, inspiring, original content for busy women”. And they certainly do. The site is… Read More Friday follow: The Pool
This website is a fantastic resource of all things books. There are reviews, suggested reads, a heads up on upcoming releases and a wealth of video and podcast content. I really like Book Riot’s mantra: Book Riot is dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books… Read More Friday follow: Book Riot
May is Short Story Month – that’s 31 full days to bask in the glory of this small but perfectly formed narrative. Short stories are bite-sized treats for literature lovers. But, don’t underestimate them. They pack a punch in just a few thousand words and take you on the express route through plot town and characterville.… Read More What’s the (short) story?
So, so pleased to say that Book and Brew has been chosen to shadow the judges of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. We’re one of 12 book clubs that will review the six shortlisted novels alongside the main judging panel. The shortlist was just announced a few hours ago and includes some corkers. Check out these… Read More Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – we’re shadow judges