Spring's a great reading season: it's cold enough to snuggle in bed with a book (or between two strangers on the train) and just about warm enough to grab 5 minutes on a park bench during your lunch break to devour a chapter. Even better, there are more fantastic books around from women than ever (thank you, Baileys Women's Prize for fiction.) From short stories to sci-fi novels, check out what the ELLE team are reading this week.
Compiled by Anna James.
Additional words by Mollie WintleMore
Lorraine Candy, Editor in Chief
I read this on the road during fashion month. It's the follow up to his Notes on a Small Island. I love the quietly comical way Bryson writes about the UK and it is always fun to read this kind of book in another country while observing another cultures foibles.
Anna James, Literary Editor
I’ve just started the second in Bourne’s brilliant feminist YA series, the first one of which has just been shortlisted for the YA Book Prize. The series revolves around a trio of girls who form a feminist club and call it ‘The Spinster Club’. This book follows 17-year-old Amber as she works as a summer camp in the US and tries to connect with her ex-alcoholic mother.