Suri's been diving deep into the non-fictions and thoroughly enjoyed Jill Lepore's If Then. A novel about The Simulmatics Corporation, founded in 1959, Jill tackles the heavy topics of mined data and voter profiles.
Kiran joins us for her last review on bFM before she leaves the big smoke. As usual, we have a lovely review from Kiran, this week on Brandon Taylor's debut novel, Real Life. It's shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2020, and definitely stands up as a fantastic read.
Jenna's been getting into ghost stories, this week she reviews The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story by Kate Summerscale. The true story of Nandor Fodor, a Jewish-Hungarian refugee and chief ghost hunter for the International Institute for Psychical research. Spooky.
After recently hooning through What Are You Going Through, Jenna reckons you better crack into any of the books by Sigrid Nunez. With tales of companionship, this novel will leave you with warm fuzzies.
Suri brings us Box Hill by Adam Mars-Jones, the romance novel that you must read this Spring. After taking out the 2019 Fitzcarraldo Editions Novel Prize, this is definitely one to add to your reading list.
Jenna joins us in the studio for a review of Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi. A novel about a complicated mother-daughter relationship, with references to various real world events that are sure to keep you hooked on this one.
Kiran is talking about Ali Smith's 'Summer', the fourth and final installment in her 'Seasons' series that tracks the big politics of the day in real-time lyrical storytelling. Whakarongo mai nei to hear more!