It’s independent and online, and it ticks all the boxes for your next book club.
Bookety Book Books launched in mid-August, a thrill for owner Mandy Myles who, like most of us, enjoys the experience that a physical book has to offer. When her shipment of books arrived, she “had a good few minutes of just smelling the books”, saying “it was so tempting to just sit down and read them all”.
Visiting Bookety Book Books’ website is exciting in itself, and beyond its beautiful aesthetic lies a purpose that global online retailers can’t deliver on – knowing that all of the books are handpicked by a book lover (Mandy).
Although reading is solitary, the social aspect of discussing books is a favourite pastime for many. Mandy has already nailed this through her Instagram where book devotees follow along to read her thoughts, and they can now participate in reviews online.
There is something for everyone on Bookety Book Books, our non-fiction favourites being:
How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right?, by Pandora Sykes
Prominent British journalist Pandora Sykes shares her relatable and witty musings on the wellness industry and the anxieties and myths that consume us in modern life. The way Pandora succinctly analyses aspects of culture and society is eye-opening.
I Am Not Your Baby Mother, by Candice Brathwaite
Candice Brathwaite started blogging about motherhood in 2016 after making the simple but powerful observation that the way motherhood is portrayed in the British media is wholly unrepresentative of our society at large. The result is a thought-provoking, urgent and inspirational guide to life as a black mother.
Sex Matters, by Dr Alyson J. McGregor
Sex Matters tackles unspoken issues facing women’s health care today. Medical research and practice are based on male-centric models, an omission that endangers women’s lives.
And for the fiction lovers, there is:
The Motion of the Body Through Space, by Lionel Shriver
One minute you’re laughing the next you’re cringing in Shriver’s book about exercise fanatics. At the age of 60, and after years of over-exercising, Serenata has damaged her knees to the point of requiring surgery. Meanwhile, her husband Remington decides to take up exercise for the first time and ends up extremely deep into the world of exercise cults and narcissistic tendencies.
A Mistake, by Carl Shuker
Carl Shuker’s novel follows a surgeon in a city hospital who makes a terrible mistake on the operating table. A Mistake is a story about human error and the need for an answer where there isn’t always one.
By now, you’ve probably got an insatiable urge to visit Bookety Book Books online. Check out the website here, and as always, let us know what you think.