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What we’re reading: Sylvia Plath, Adam Gidwitz and a crop of YA thrillers

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to. Paul Goodman is reading The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

It’s unnerving reading The Bell Jar. Not just because of its content: the trajectory of protagonist Esther Greenwood’s depression is marked by remarkable pro…

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Picture books about love

What do you love most? Is it your family and friends? Or is it your new shoes? Or a sport, or a stranger who needs your help, or books or yourself! We recommend our favourite picture books about that big emotion: LOVE. Under the Love Umbrella by Davina Bell & Allison Colpoys

We all need a love umbrella sometimes. When life doesn’t turn out t…

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Romance and rom-com readalikes

If you liked Lizzie and Darcy’s ‘opposites attract’ chemistry in Pride and Prejudice, you’ll like … Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

Uzma Jalaluddin has taken Jane Austen’s prototypical romantic comedy of manners and transformed the squabbling Bennett clan into a boisterous Indian-Muslim family living in modern-day Toronto. Ayesha Shamsi is…

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