Find out what you should read next, based on books you already like.
Don’t know what to read next? Think about the books you already like to guide your next pick. Below, we’ve chosen a few tried-and-tested favourites and provided recommendations for similar reads for guaranteed enjoyment. Happy reading!
If you enjoyed Gild then we have a feeling you’d love Ledge. This high-intensity fantasy is the beginning of a trilogy that follows Dawson, a resident of The Ledge who has been randomly selected as a human sacrifice. When the fates align and she manages to escape, Dawson must journey down the slopes of the sheer chasm where her people are trapped in an attempt to save them all.
If you like The Body Keeps the Score, read The Myth of Normal
Like The Body Keeps the Score, The Myth of Normal explores how trauma affects us in modern life. Focusing on personal suffering, the author, Dr Gabor Maté shows how personal disease is a natural reflection of the high-pressure lives we have become accustomed to. Co-written with his son, Maté uses his own life story to illuminate a path toward healing.
If you like Life After Life, read Shrines of Gaiety
If you liked Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life, then you’ll love Shrines of Gaiety. Much like her other books, Shrines of Gaiety perfectly exemplifies Atkinson’s skilful writing and ability to craft uncanny characters. Set in post-war London, the book follows Nellie Coker, the queen of the dark and dazzling Soho clubs.
If you like Stay Awake, read The Butcher and the Wren
Enjoy thrillers like Stay Awake? Then The Butcher and the Wren should be your next read. Written by Alaina Urquhart, the host of the True Crime podcast Morbid, this is a chilling crime read that will send shivers up your spine. In the Louisiana bayou, a methodical killer is about to complete his most harrowing crime yet. Forensic pathologist Dr Wren Muller is determined to stop him, but will she solve the case in time?
If you like Ottolenghi SIMPLE, read Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Extra Good Things
If Ottolenghi SIMPLE has become your favourite kitchen companion, then we have a feeling you’ll want to add Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Extra Good Things to your collection. Written by Yotam Ottolenghi and Noor Murad, the book brings next-level flavour to even the most basic meals. Whether it’s tamarind dressing on turmeric eggs or harissa butter on a roasted mushroom, the dishes inside will make your mouth water.
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Dawsyn, axe wielder and only remaining member of her family, has so far avoided the annual culling, but her luck has run out. She is chosen and ripped from her icy home, the only world she knows. No one knows what will happen to her on the other side, least of all Dawsyn. Murdered? Enslaved? Worse?
Thankfully, the fates align and Dawsyn manages to escape their clutches with the help of a half-Glacian called Ryon. But trust does not come easily, and she keeps a trained axe to his throat while they journey together down the slopes. But who’s to say that the life below will be any better than the one she has run from?
*Content warnings* gratuitous violence & death; death of a minor; suicide; attempted sexual assault
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