What Are You Reading?

Hello, Insiders!

Matt here.

This year I have been a DEMON READER. I’ve always loved reading, of course, but this year I decided to make a more concerted effort to always be reading something, from novels, to short stories, to graphic novels. So, I thought this week I might recommend a few of my fave reads so far in 2019. Maybe you’ll be tempted to sample one. Even better, maybe you’ll reply to this email and tell me what you’ve read this year that I should check out!

The Institute by Stephen King

“Stephen who? Is he new? Nah mate, never heard of the bloke.”

I thought I’d start by recommending this little known horror writer. He could do with a sales boost, I reckon. The Institute is his latest novel and it is a delight. Not really ‘horror’, this one, so if you can’t stand the scary stuff, you’ll be fine with this one. It’s nothing startlingly new, but it’s just a pleasure to have one of the greats back and on form. It’s a book full of great characters and it has an ending that satisfies.

Lanny by Max Porter

Okay, this one isn’t going to be for everyone. It’s a bit, well, literary… No! Come back, don’t be put off by the ‘L’ word! Lanny is a wild, playful, emotional book about a small English village, the people who live there, and a strange, otherworldly creature who watches over them. A creature who might be about to do something very bad just to see what happens.

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

Tillie Walden is annoyingly young. She is only 23 and yet has been writing and drawing great graphic novels for several years now. I mean, it’s just despicable, isn’t it? To have that much drive and talent so young. On a Sunbeam is a sci-fi love story with beautiful artwork. It was only released last year and yet she’s already released another book since. 23! How I HATE HER.

Okay, that’s a small selection of some books I’ve loved this year, now tell me what you’ve been reading! Gimme those hot recs!

Matt.

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