Welcome to the Just Jess Book Club!

Inspiring more people to read

I’ve been recommending my favourite reads on here for a few years now and I wanted to make it official! So, I set up the Just Jess Book Club with the purpose of inspiring more people to read. It brings me so much joy to hear that people have loved my recommendations and I want to spread that joy as far and wide as possible. Reading is something that should be accessible and available to all and that’s my mission. The first place to start – getting my recommendations out into the world. More coming soon.

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Book club recommends

Summer reading list 2020

Every summer I take a break from my monthly book club recommendations in place of my carefully crafted summer reading list. So, may I present to you my favourite book picks for summer 2020, including everything from romance and thrillers to non-fiction and personal development.

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June book club pick: The Switch by Beth O’Leary

This month’s pick is called The Switch by newcomer Beth O’Leary. The Switch is the heartwarming tale of Leena and her grandmother, Eileen. In need of a change they decide to swap lives for 2 months. The Switch is full of laugh out loud moments, relationship meltdowns and a whole lot of love. It is what I would describe as the perfect feel-good summer read!

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May Book Club Pick: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

If you’re finding yourself bored in lockdown, I have a fascinating read for you this month to keep you busy! I was very intrigued by this book, and it has certainly sparked a lot of debate. This month’s book club pick is Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid.

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April Book Club Pick: Normal People by Sally Rooney

This is the first post I’ve written since the COVID-19 outbreak. Like many others, I have been adjusting to the new normal. We find ourselves in unprecedented times and as we try to navigate what that means, we need to find ways of keeping busy, focusing on the positives and most importantly, having fun! As you know, I absolutely love reading as a form of escapism and relaxation so it’s great to be able to share my recommendations with you all. So, I’m excited to share April’s book club pick with you all, the amazing Normal People by Sally Rooney.

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March Book Club Pick: American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

American Dirt is a heartbreaking tale of a mother and her eight-year-old son on the run from Mexico to the United States, having escaped an attack by one of the most dangerous Mexican drug cartels. Unputdownable, if you read anything this year then it needs to be this book!

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November Book Pick: Brave by Rose McGowan

This month’s book pick is the amazing BRAVE by Rose McGowan. A memoir and manifesto that spares no detail on the truth about the entertainment industry, and empowers everyone to be brave.

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September book pick: The man who didn’t call by Rosie Walsh

This months book pick is The man who didn’t call by Rosie Walsh, the first novel she’s written under her own name and it’s a winner! I made a note on my phone to add this to my reading list as it sounded intriguing and I’m so happy that I did! Read on to find out more.

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Reading In Heels

Back in April I ordered my first ever Reading In Heels box, a subscription service that delivers a handpicked book plus a variety of different treats to you in the post, every month. If you follow my Instagram then you will have seen me post about this before but I wanted to officially write something…

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Summer reading list 2019

I don’t know about you but to me it finally feels like summer is here! As we head into June I want to share what’s on my summer reading list.

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May Book Pick: First Man In by Ant Middleton

This month’s book club pick is the brilliant First Man In by Ant Middleton who spent thirteen years in the military, four years as a Special Boat Service sniper and is Chief Instructor on the TV series. Be prepared for fascinating stories (highs and lows) and valuable lessons we can all use in our daily lives.

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March Book Pick: The Woman in the Window

For book club this month I’ve chosen the intensely thrilling The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn. When I first read the blurb I immediately thought of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window. I knew that if it was written well it would be a page-turner and I wasn’t disappointed! If you love your thrillers then this is a must-read!

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