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Virginie Despentes

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The Verdict on my Summer Reading 2018 – Part Two

It’s been a frantic couple of weeks since I returned from Provence and the days of lounging by the pool reading for 6+ hours seem very distant. Last week I reported on half of the books I read during my August blog break, but as the others were just as good and included several I … Continue reading

Summer 2017 – Sofa Spotlight (Summer Reads)

Welcome to my Sofa Spotlight for Summer 2017 – despite my switch to a shorter quarterly format, this is the full dozen as with my previous Summer Reads selections because I’ve found so many excellent novels.  Far more than could be included, which says a lot about those which made the cut – plus I now … Continue reading

2016 – My Year in Books

Since the sole focus of today’s post is my literary year, it will be a rare positive verdict on 2016.  Obviously it has been significant for me as the year my debut novel was published  – I will always look back on the launch of Paris Mon Amour as one of the happiest moments of my life.  … Continue reading

The Verdict on my Summer Holiday Reading 2016

As Literary Sofa aficionados will know, I produce a Summer Reads selection in May consisting entirely of new or forthcoming releases and follow up with my personal summer holiday TBR, the only time I mention books I have not yet read in full.  And then in September –  that’s now! – I come back to share my … Continue reading

My Poolside TBR 2016

This is one of my favourite posts of the year to write because I go completely off-piste.  For me, summer is a chance to catch up on things I’ve missed because getting hung up on new releases can become a treadmill – being fresh out doesn’t confer extra qualities, after all.  This is also the … Continue reading

My Novel – Now out in paperback

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