Common Ground

Cover image for Asylum RFoad by Olivia Sudjic

Paperbacks to Look Out for in January 2022: Part One

Two lengthy paperback previews for January, packed with a plethora of goodies to spend those Christmas book tokens on, many of which I’ve already read including Olivia Sudjic’s Asylum Road which follows Anya who finds herself engaged to Luke during their Provencal holiday rather than dumped as she’d anticipated. Anya feels like the perpetual outsider …

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Cover image for Common Ground by Naomi Ishiguro

Common Ground by Naomi Ishiguro: ‘Solidarity and friendship’

I’m sure readers will have gathered that Naomi Ishiguro is the daughter of Kazuo by now, although that’s not the reason I wanted to read Common Ground. She was once a bookseller at my lovely local indie, Mr B’s, which piqued my interest, that and a glowing quote from Rowan Hisayo Buchanan adorning its rather …

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