Bedtime Reading

With the launch of our new sleepwear collection, we have noticed that we have been drawing the curtains earlier each night and making time for ourselves to get into our own pyjamas and curl up with a book. 

Koi Carp Pyjamas

One afternoon in the studio, we got into the discussion about our favourite books and how we go about choosing what to read. We all felt that there's sometimes a pressure to always read highbrow, intellectual books but there's a huge benefit in simply reading for enjoyment - especially when trying to switch off after a chaotic day. 

The long, uninterrupted solace of becoming engrossed in a book allows you to get away from buzzing notifications and mindless TV. If you don't like reading or find it hard sticking with a book until the end, we found it helped to experiment with a different genre outside of what you usually go for. Sometimes the easiest way to find a good book is to ask friends for their recommendations, so we have done that for you and put together a list of books you might enjoy getting lost in:

Hunger by Roxane Gay

Scarlett Curtis

"My pick for the summer is Roxanne Gay's harrowing and incredible memoir Hunger, which I've read twice and still can't stop thinking about. For a lighter read, Startup by Doree Shafrir is really fun and I'm always a fan of taking an Agatha Christie novel to the beach! The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side is my favourite."

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The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy

Dolly Alderton

"I've LOVED reading The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy - my favourite New Yorker writer's beautiful, raw, painful memoir exploring what it is to be a woman who wants a lot out of life."

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David Sedaris Theft by Finding

Emily Sutton

"I've been a huge fan of David Sedaris since I was a teenager, so was beyond excited to get an insight into the mind of one of the funniest writers around. Theft by Finding is a book packed full of perfect gems of observation with plenty of his signature dry wit, and has been keeping me entertained on train journeys over the last few weeks."

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Meg Wolitzer The Interestings

Igor Termenón

"This summer I've been reading The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer. I actually haven't finished it yet but have really enjoyed what I've read so far - it's about a close group of friends who meet at summer camp and how their friendships evolve and their lives change when they enter adulthood and they each take different career paths. I guess we can all see a little bit of ourselves in this group of friends and it's a nice reminder to care about the people you've known for most of your life."

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Alain de Boton The Course of Love

And Karen's top read...

"My pick is The Course of Love by Alain de Botton. It's a fictional love story during the course of which the characters are periodically psycho analysed. I couldn't work out whether I found it tremendously bleak or uplifting but either way I thought about it a lot after I finished it which is always a positive for me."

 

We would love to know what you've been reading and what you have on your bookshelf for Autumn. Tweet us @karenmabon to let us know! 

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