Looking for a book to whisk you away right now? Something immersive, fantastical, sweeping or just downright can’t-put-it down-till-I’ve-finished? We’ve got you covered—only this time we’ve done things a bit differently and asked our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram followers what they’d recommend. Take a look at their picks below!
Looking for more recommendations? See what Foyles staff picked over on our blog.
Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
Suggested by one of our Instagram followers who describes it as "a masterpiece of a novel, as well as immersive and full of heart," this has been a firm favourite with so many of us booksellers too. It was deservedly shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2016, and is sure to sweep you up in its layered, powerful narrative of a family history from revolutionary China to the 1990s.
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
"Captivating, funny, with the protagonist is in his own kind of lockdown—under house arrest in the attic of a hotel" is how one of our Twitter followers described this charming, intelligent novel, and we completely agree. Stand with Count Rostov on the balcony of Hotel Metropole and observe the decades of change sweeping through Russia. And look out for the television adaptation starring Kenneth Brannagh, coming later this year...