Shelf Help is a a new kind of book club, a series of paperbacks from Vintage Books that will be focussed on, one-a month, over 2014. The collection is collated by Alex Clark, of Guardian Books. The list aims to provide a variety of great reads, which will enlighten, inspire, engage. As Clark says in her article, they will “stimulate the intellect, to nourish the soul, to soothe the central nervous system; books that could act at once as a home and as a place to explore the “wild things”.”
I can’t wait to join in and read along – it’s going to be a brilliant journey – and I’d love you to join me.
January’s choice is The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz; February will be Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson. You can find the rest of the books here and here’s Alex’s article in The Guardian – if you don’t already want to read along, you will once you’ve seen her explanation of the concept.
I’ll be posting my thoughts on The Examined Life at the end of the month – let me know what you think of it…