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Tots Too Team Summer Reads

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Posted on 07th Aug 2017

Calling all bookworms, the Tots Too Team has been busy turning pages this summer.  We are constantly sharing our recommendations within the office and with summer in full swing, we wanted to share our current favourites for those blissful moments of peace when the kids are in the kids club or creche.


The Course of Love – Alain de Botton

What happens after “happy ever after” this is a modern love story on what setting off together on the journey of life REALLY means. This is a romantic novel with a twist.


The Girls – Emma Cline

Cline’s first novel tells the story of unhappy 14 years old, Evie, who finds herself finding solace in a cult. With echoes of Charles Mason, this unique story beautiful depicts the inner most thoughts of an adolescent girl lost in the world.


The Food of Love – Anthony Capella

If you are a food lover or visiting Italy this is a must read. Capturing the taste, this is a delicious tale of an American who is seduced by a handsome Roman cook and his culinary skills.


All The Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

This is a stunning story of a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II


A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara

A side note this is a large book, luggage allowance permitting this is definitely worth packing. The story of 4 graduates, who are keen to make their way in the big smoke of New York. Over the years, until these relationships darken, depicting the journey of love and friendship in the twenty-first century and the journey back to the light.


The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

The story of thirteen-year-old Theo who survives an accident that kills his mother and father, taken in by wealthy friends, Theo clings to his memories while tormented by his lost. As he grows up he finds himself drawn into the criminal underworld placing him the centre of these dangerous circles.


Where My Heart Used to Beat – Sebastian Faulks 

A gripping insight into the best and worst of the twentieth century,  Robert Hendricks – an English doctor is forced to comfort these events that shaped his life. The search for the past results is a profoundly moving and unforgettable journey.


The Party –  Elizabeth Day

An outsider who gains access to an exclusive world and a secret that will bind him to his friend for 25 years. However, at a 40th birthday with the great and good of British society, this friendship is put to the ultimate test.



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