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Recommended reading

At last! Some media book coverage that isn't just about the latest bestseller. Waterstone's, rather suprisingly, have just released a list of 30 'forgotten' books and another 25 recommendations of favourite reads by authors and celebs .

But, best of all, the Guardian's Culture Vulture blog has kick-started a discussion which includes lots of other great recommendations including books in translation from all over the world. So, that's my summer reading sorted.

There are lots of suggestions here of writers I love, and lots that I can't wait to try, but I think I'd also have to add a couple of personal favourites: anything by Paula Fox, especially her Desperate Characters; and Anna Kavan's strange and beautiful Sleep Has His House.

If anyone would like to offer their recommendations, please let me know. I'm looking forward to getting back to reading something other than books by Julia Kristeva, interesting as she is...
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