What we’re reading: writers and readers on the books they enjoyed in June

Sinéad Gleeson, Gurnaik Johal and Guardian readers discuss the titles they’ve read over the last month. Join the conversation in the comments

In this series we ask authors, Guardian writers and readers to share what they’ve been reading recently. This month, recommendations include some brilliant short story collections, impressive Irish writing and an unflinching tale of war. Tell us what you’ve been reading in the comments.


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John Lanchester: How bad can it be?

Penalties and sendings-off involve fouls, which are a straightforward form of rule-breaking, ...

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The World's Champion Ball-Bouncer by Patricia Highsmith – read the unpublished story

In this newly discovered short story by The Talented Mr Ripley author, a young girl struggles to adj...

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African Europeans by Olivette Otele review – an untold history

A fascinating history, with a memorable cast of characters, of Africans who had a vital presence in ...

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‘This Is Big: How the Founder of Weight Watchers Changed the World — and Me,’ By Marisa Meltzer: An Excerpt

An excerpt from “This Is Big: How the Founder of Weight Watchers Changed the World — and Me,” By ...

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Zakiya Harris on Fictionalizing the Publishing Industry from the Inside

This week on The Maris Review, Zakiya Dalila Harris joins Maris Kreizman to discuss her new book, Th...

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Frostquake by Juliet Nicolson review – Britain's frozen winter of 1962

The Beatles, the pill, the Profumo affair ... how British morals thawed as the snowdrifts got higher...

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