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Not That Kind of Girl 
by Lena Dunham

A funny, poignant and frank collection of essays from the acclaimed writer/director/star of HBO’s hit series ‘GIRLS’. Lena Dunham offers brutal wit and stumbled upon self-awareness from the eyes of an honest young woman. This book is the most blogged about, most instagrammed ‘IT’ book of the moment and a sure fire win for twenty-something women in search of imperfect wisdom.

Theo Decker

The Goldfinch 
by Donna Tartt
The long awaited third book from Donna Tartt caused all kinds of excitement to ensue when it was released last year. The endeavours of perilous Theodore Decker and his Carel Fabritius missing masterpiece continue to be hot topic several months later. Tartt’s characters are becoming household names, they have exceptional hold on you long after you put down the book. Full of big, complicated ideas beautifully constructed and passionately portrayed.

Mitchellian Charm
The Bone Clocks 
by David Mitchell

Metaphysical twitching, genre switching, narrative jumping, soul cycling. David Mitchell delivers a supreme free-wheeling exercise in first person narrative, telling the story of one woman’s life through those that encounter her. This book begs to be taken apart, read twice and put back together again just to fully appreciate Mitchell’s stylistic prose. A real feat of complex storytelling that will satisfy fans of ‘Cloud Atlas’.

Good Art vs Bad Art

Playing to the Gallery
by Grayson Perry

While the majority artists manifesto’s are an expression of personal taste or artistic beliefs, this book from self proclaimed ‘Essex transvestite potter’ Grayson Perry, turns this formula on its head. Based on his hugely popular series of Reith Lectures, Perry breaks down the taboos of the art establishment and encourages us to pose such questions as “Is art still capable of shocking us?” and “What happens if you  place a piece of art in a rubbish dump?” Full of  hilariously truthful illustrations and thought provoking comments on contemporary art today.

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