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Top 40 Book Club : Top 40 Book Club Reads 2019
28 TOP 40 BOOK CLUB READS FICTION Connell and Marianne attend school together in County Sligo. Connell is popular, Marianne isn’t. Her family is rich, his isn’t. Throughout the story, the narrative flips back and forth between the two. Sometimes they talk, sometimes they write. They are friends, they are intimate and they connect intellectually. They are good for each other. They change one another. Normal People explores the powerful dynamics within personal relationships, and how to become an adult in the 21st Century. What is normal? Is normal always non- threatening? Can close relationships sometimes be brutal? Critics praise Sally Rooney’s second novel for its sharp dialogue and lack of irony, her sincerity and the pervasiveness of her voice through the story. This book represents a good opportunity for readers to gain an insight into millenials’ relationships and social anxieties, and decide whether this will be a book that defines that generation. What should I read next? Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff Normal People Sally Rooney Borrow the e-book through OverDrive now!
Top 40 Book Club Reads 2018