How To Be Both by Ali Smith Read-Along

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We are coming to you again with another read-along! We love having read-alongs on this blog and getting all our friends involved with reading some of our favourite or most anticipated books! (That’s kind of a lie, we nag them all until they join in.) This time we will be reading How To Be Both by Ali Smith!

We both decided it would be nice to host a summer read-along, and what better book to use but How To Be Both by Ali Smith? It’s the perfect summer book to read on the beach, at the park or just about anywhere you can enjoy the warm weather! It seems like Ali Smith has won endless awards for this novel such as the Costa Novel award and the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction. We’re both extremely excited to read this highly praised story, and think everyone else should too!


How To Be Both Summary:

How to be both is a novel all about art’s versatility. Borrowing from painting’s fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it’s a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There’s a renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real – and all life’s givens get given a second chance.

Details for the Read-Along:

How To Be Both Read-Along

Here! Right on this blog or check out our Twitter account @TLCCBlog for updates.

July 2nd – July 9th 2016

Grab a copy and start reading with us within the week! We will be keeping the blog and the Twitter updated throughout so make sure you’re following us!

We hope some of you can join in with our read-along, and if you don’t, you’re prepared for all the How To Be Both posts that will be gracing our front page!

Happy reading!

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