Hello again to all you fellow book lovers, this week we’re asking our fabulous authors which of their favourite reads of 2020 would they gift to a friend or loved one. Find out below…
Graham Norton – Which of your favourite reads in 2020 would you gift to a friend or loved one?
The two books from 2020 I’d give to people are Colum McCann’s Apeirogon, a hugely ambitious and timely book about why people are divided and what unites us all. The other book is Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan, a whip smart, hilarious novel about youth, relationships and sex.
Lizzie O’Hagan – Which of your favourite reads in 2020 would you gift to a friend or loved one?
Books make the best present because there’s always something for everyone – but they’re always so subjective. I loved reading Beach Read by Emily Henry and The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides earlier this year. Just My Luck by Adele Parks is certainly one I’d give to a friend looking for something to fall into completely but The Midnight Library by Matt Haig with its lovely wintery sky, hardback cover would make for a wonderful gift. Notes on Love published by Fenton would also be a beautiful thing for a friend to find under their tree. If I’m allowed to gift some re-reads in 2020, Charlie Mackesy’s The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse still makes me well up every time I read it and a little book called This Is All I Have to Say by Swapan Seth is still my favourite bookshop find to date – and the perfect gift.
Jo Bolouri – Which of your favourite reads in 2020 would you gift to a friend or loved one?
I loved Clodagh Murphy’s newest book ‘For Love or Money’ which was hilarious – I’d definitely gift that one along with CD Major’s ‘The Other Girl’ which I really enjoyed. I’m currently reading Meat by Joseph D’Lacey which is wonderfully disturbing but I’m not sure any of my friends would thank me for the resulting nightmares.