Monthly round ups

June round up

It’s been a little quieter on Book and Brew in June. That’s because I got hitched and had a wonderful two weeks off in Marrakech.

However, I still managed to serve up a tasty menu of guest posts, book reviews and other bookish musings to keep you going through June.

Let’s check them out.

Other voices

We had three wonderful guest writers join Book and Brew in June.

There were articles on nature writing in literary fiction, writing in coffee shops plus recommendations for three summer reads.

If you’d like to write for Book and Brew you can send your ideas to There are a few spots left in July if you have an idea that’s ready to go.

Book reviews

The Man Booker International Prize was announced in June so I eagerly dived into the winning novel. A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman is a satirical book that explores the downfall of a stand-up comedian. It was enjoyable but I preferred Fever Dream, the book we read as official shadow judges for the prize.

I also told you about book club’s thoughts on The Other Mrs Walkerthe debut novel from Mary Paulson-Ellis. I got to meet the author at a great event hosted by Forum Books and learned a lot more about how the book came into being.

What to read next

And, as ever, I gave you suggestions for four new books to read in July. It’s a corker of a quartet and one that will keep you reading all month.

New books to read in July, Book and Brew

Normal service will resume next month – stick around in July for loads more literary fiction goodness.

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