Chorleywood Bookshop Team recommend some holiday reading
Chance Developments by Alexander McCall Smith is a beautiful collection of short stories, inspired by five chanced-upon black and white photos. With locations ranging from the Highlands of Scotland to Canada, and Australia, these are tales of love and friendship.
Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal, explores the fragility of life and what it means to be human. Mend the Living is an extraordinary novel that embeds itself in your mind.
Commonwealth by Ann Patchett is a life affirming read following the life of Franny and her fated family. While working as a waitress Franny shares her family tales with a stranger and unwittingly relinquishes control over her remarkable story.
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson is a charming book set in the summer of 1914. Following the life of new teacher Beatrice as she arrives in East Sussex for a new start, the war begins and nothing will ever be the same again.
Girls by Emma Cline is a gripping coming of age story inspired by the female followers of Charles Manson. Intoxicating, beautiful and fascinating to read, The Girls will break your heart and blow your mind.