April Wrap Up: What We’ve Been Reading

When I planned what I was going to read this month, I initially only chose three books. One of those was a novel I had already began and was nearly half way through, another was a lighthearted romcom that I knew I’d fly through and the other was a book I’d been meaning to read for a while and I had it on good authority that I’d be gripped and finish it in a matter of days.

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Solace in the Pages of a Book

What a peculiar and unsettling time we find ourselves in. In such a short period of time, we’ve all become fluent in a new language of social distancing and self-isolation, and we have all had to adjust to new ways of navigating what suddenly seems a very scary world.

The upsides of our current situation seem few and far between but having a little time to settle in with a good book is certainly one of them.

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International Women’s Day: What’s In a Name?

This International Women’s Day, we’re taking time to consider the gender imbalance that prevails within the literary landscape, even today. As a team of women, the Willoughby Book Club is passionate about reading and supporting the work of women, trans and non-binary writers. The publishing industry may be better than it ever has been in terms of gender balance, but there still exists a shameful legacy of underfunding and undermining creative women.
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World Book Day: Willoughby Recommends

What book should I read next? This question is posed to the Willoughby Book Worms on a very regular basis, especially on World Book Day when everyone is talking about all things bookish.
And, while we pride ourselves on being able to quickly choose a fitting title for an avid reader, we also have our own personal favourites that we would recommend to anyone, regardless of their reading preferences. Continue reading