Ian’s Read & Recommended

If you are looking for an idea for your next book – maybe an author you haven’t discovered or read before,
here are some titles that I have enjoyed.

These recommendations are mainly taken from contributions we have made to
Tewkesbury Direct, as swell as some other reviews.

Click here for Ian’s Book of each Year.

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9780241997673 Brotherless.night

“Brotherless Night” : by V.V. Ganeshananthan

I am glad I read this book, which has just won the Womens Prize for Fiction 2024; a worthy winner having read at least two others on the shortlist. It...

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9781529153460 Roadto,country Chigozie Obioma

“The Road to the Country” – by Chigozie Obioma

This is a novel set in and experiencing the Biafran War fought in Nigeria between 1967-1970. Whilst reading it I was reminded of "Half of a Yellow Sun" by Chimamanda...

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9781526664297 Ann.patchett Tom.lake

“Tom Lake” : by Ann Patchett

A new novel by Ann Patchett is always something to look forward to and in "Tom Lake" she does not disappoint. This is the story of Laura Kenison, her husband,...

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9781804942833seventh.son

“The Seventh Son” by Sebastian Faulks

This novel is set in the future so a significant change for Sebastian Faulks, best known for "Birdsong" among several more historical books. It starts in 2030 and ranges through...

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9781035029440 Long.island Colm.toibin

“Long Island” by Colm Toibin

This is a sequel to "Brooklyn" published back in 2009 and subsequently made into a well received film. Whether or not readers were waiting to find out what happened to...

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Sarahgilmartsarah.gilmartin Service 9781911590828

“Service” by Sarah Gilmartin

It is not often when finishing an author's second novel I close it and think that is as good as the first, but Sarah Gilman has succeeded. Her first book,...

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