Well I already need your help again. After the freezing cold ‘snow’ recommendations that I asked you for on Saturday and which you all so very helpful with – congrats to those who won books too – I would really like you to help me once again and recommend me some more books and as a thank you there is a prize again, you lucky things.
This time its not books that are set in the snow, or feature snow, which seems appropriate as the snow seems to be leaving London though I am not sure about the rest of the UK. In fact they are recommendations that have some more heat to them, well I am hoping it’s hot anyway when I go there. The recommendations are also very specific as I would like you to send me recommendations of books that are set here…
Yes, Istanbul where I am off to for a city break (partly for work) in a few weeks and want some reading material set there. Now I can only think of one book that is set in Istanbul which I already own and is rather famously called ‘The Bastard of Istanbul’ by Elif Shafak. I have been told this is not a book to actually read when you are in Istanbul as it caused a huge amount of controversy out there, have you read it what do you think, if you have let me know I will be reading it in a couple of weeks. I think reading it before hand rather than walking the streets or in the Istanbul café’s maybe best just in case.
Now as a thank you for a tougher recommendation I am giving away to one of you another copy of Legend of a Suicide AND Penguin have kindly offered a copy of The Bastard of Istanbul as well after a small plea from me. To make this a little tougher I would like each recommendation to be different from any other recommendations. You can recommend one book a comment, so if you have more comments you have more chance… I bet you will all find this easy!
So you can have some hot and cold reading for your efforts. Oh I forgot to add that you can’t recommend guide books, ha! You have until Friday night to get recommending, the winner will be announced on Saturday. Good luck, I am hoping you all come out with some books I own and some that I have never heard of!