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There’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa with a good book and a cup of tea, but what if you don’t know what to read? Well we have you covered!
Here are a selection of recommendations of our favourite books at the moment! We’d love for you all to get involved and suggest books too though! You can leave a comment below recommending your favourite books, @ us on twitter, DM us on Instagram or tag your post #imobookclub!
We know it might be a bit tough to get out at the moment so we found a few resources to help!
Libby is a free app where you can borrow and read free ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from your library using your phone or tablet. It’s easy to get started―all you need is a library card!
Overdrive.com is a site where you can access free ebooks through your local library, it also has a bunch of other resources to help find other books to read!
Let us know what you think of these below in the comments!
Two young people are forced to make a stand in this thought-provoking look at racism and prejudice in an alternate society. Sephy is a Cross — a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a Nought — a “colourless” member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses
“Not much ever happens to Harold Fry, a former brewery manager who lives in comfortable retirement in a neat little suburb on the south coast. It takes an unexpected letter to spur him out of his chair. Queenie Hennessy, an old colleague whom he has not thought about in years, has written from a hospice in Berwick-upon-Tweed to explain that she has cancer and has little time to live. Disturbed by the news, Harold composes a brief, sympathetic response and sets out to deliver it – by hand. And on foot.”
Minny and Aibleen are to colored maids living in Jackson, Mississippi in 1962. Together they both have their own special tales to tell. Skeeter is not like the other women Aibleen and Minny are used to; Skeeter doesn’t believe that the help should have their own bathroom outside, or that they should be treated differently to any other women.
Don’t forget to let us know what you think about theses recommendations down below in the comments or on our Instagram and Twitter!