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Book Club | May 2019 Roundup

Our book club theme for May was 'Penguin Moderns', a series of 50 brilliant short books priced at just £1 each.

Thank you to those who shared photos and mini reviews over on social media throughout the month. Below are a selection of our favourites...

Fame by Andy Warhol

"Legendary pop artist Andy Warhol shares vignettes and aphorisms on love, fame and beauty. They're short and snappy - some only a sentence or two - and there's a lot of truth and 'oh yeah, I've never thought of that' moments throughout. While the synopsis of the book declares it to be 'hilarious', I didn't find it to be so. However I did enjoy reading it, especially the section on fame and his thoughts on both the wonderful aspects for being a celebrity and those that are deemed by him to be ridiculous." - Anjali

Notes on 'Camp' by Susan Sontag

"Rather appropriate considering this year's Met Gala theme! I really loved the breakdown of the social, political, and historical origins of 'camp' as a fashion trend but a whole philosophy and lifestyle. Highly recommend - especially if you had no idea why Lady Gaga rocked up in four different outfits on the Met Gala red carpet." - Ria

This month for the @bloggersbookshelf book club we’re reading stories from the Penguin Modern series and I chose The Breakthrough by Daphne du Maurier. The Breakthrough is an unsettling, atmospheric science fiction tale about a secret government experiment, looking for the truth of what happens after we die. The story is eerie and uncomfortable but thanks in part to its brevity and even more to du Maurier’s ability to draw the reader fully into even a story as short as this, I devoured it in no time at all, barely pausing for breath. - Next month’s book club theme is books ‘translated into your native language’ so I’ll be attempting to finally read Chrétien de Troyes’s Arthurian Romances! - #bloggersbookshelf #bookshelfbookclub #bookstagram #bookbloggers #currentlyreading #instabooks #reading #books #bookworm #booklove #bookcovers #prettybooks #beautifulbooks #instabooks #bibliophile #vsco #vscocam #vscobooks #igreads #booklover #penguinmodern #daphnedumaurier #thebreakthrough #tea #teastagram #cupoftea #acupoftea #teatime #timefortea #abookandacupoftea #acupofteaandabook
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We'll be introducing June's book club tomorrow so don't forget to check back!
Use the hashtag #bookshelfbookclub and tag @bloggersbookshelf to share your photos and mini reviews with us throughout the month.

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