2014 reading list


The Interestings by Meg Worlitzer
This is such an interesting book. Seriously, it’s a big, juicy, sprawling novel spanning lifelong friendships and exploring issues of envy and success. It follows the life of Jules, a funny girl from the suburbs who meets a wealthy, artistic group of New Yorkers at a creative arts summer camp. The story follows the group over the years – their relationships, careers, wealth and families. It’s a hugely engrossing read.

More Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin – I’m rereading the series before embarking on the finale. I loved them so much when I first read them as a student at Sussex university and living in Brighton. Revisiting them has brought home how influential they are and how hilariously funny, raunchy and original the characters are. I feel like I’m back in bed with old friends again! (I tend to read in bed or on the tube!) They’re classics.

Further Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin – only this book could lead to striking up a conversation with a total stranger on the tube. I never talk to anyone on the tube being an ultra moody Londoner. A sweet man checked out the cover and then we chatted for 4 stops about Anna, Michael and our love for the series. I nearly missed my stop!

Baby cakes by Armistead Maupin


The Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriguez

Babycakes by Armistead Maupin

The Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Dot by Araminta Hall

The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin




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