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Readers’ Salon Recommendations (November 2018)

Braving the suddenly biting cold of a November night in Edinburgh, our readers came out in force to let us know what they were reading as the days turn short and dark.

From excellent non-fiction recommendations to metamorphic classics to bizarre and hilarious fiction via an exploration of psychopaths in literature, we had a really wonderful time. We hope that the books listed below give you a flavour of the vibe from Readers’ Salon, as well as prompting more inspiration for your own winter reading!

Golden Hare Readers’ Salon Recommendations:

Public Image by Muriel Spark

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Vernon Subutex by Virginie Despentes

Transcription by Kate Atkinson

Istanbul by Bethany Hughes

Ovid’s Metamorphosis

Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking by Deborah Cadbury

Melmoth by Sarah Perry

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie Sue Hitchcock

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

The Long View by Elizabeth Jane Howard

Go Between by L.P. Hartley

American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara

Codename Villenelle by Luke Jennings

The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil

The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann

Resistance by Julian Fuks

Aurel Stein on the Silk Road by Susan Whitfield

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

Milkman by Anna Burns

Testimony by Anita Shreve

Elephant’s Journey by Jose Saramago