Welcome to the latest episode of The Readers, Thomas is in a rage about all the spoiling headlines around Go Set A Watchman, which Simon has decided he won’t be reading, and Simon and Thomas bring you ten classic books that may have passed you by.
Catching Up () Simon and Thomas have a quick catch up about finishing unfinished books and also the fact there are two shows today. Lucky you.
Go Set A Headline () In the first part of the show proper Thomas is in a fury about the fact that the headlines recently around Go Set A Watchman’s release seem to be intent on spoiling it. Simon also announces why, after loving the first chapter, he has now decided that he won’t be reading the book at all… probably ever!
Ten Classics That You May Have Missed () In the second part of the show (which Simon has jokingly called ‘the books you should read instead of Go Set A Watchman’ – he’s a naughty sausage isn’t he) Thomas and Simon share five books they think you should read if you have missed.
Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
Henrietta’s War by Joyce Dennys
East Lynne by Ellen Wood
Mariana by Monica Dickens
Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? by Agatha Christie
Birds of America by Mary McCarthy
Martin Eden by Jack London
A Meeting By The River by Christopher Isherwood
As For Me And My House by Sinclair Ross
The Magnificent Spinster by May Sarton
Next time on the Readers () Thomas and Simon will be back in two weeks with more book based banter and some exciting news… Next week Simon returns with You Wrote The Book where his special guest is Emily St John Mandel.