Alice Asquith, Founder and Creative Director

Tell us what is the one book you currently can’t put down?

The End of Loneliness by Benedict Wells. I love the fresh and vibrant writing and the wonderfully drawn characters. It’s primarily a love story and a relationship between siblings.

What is the one book you are saving for the summer holidays?

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh.It’s so well reviewed and the character and premise appealed to me. I love a black comedy.

Tell us what is next on your reading list?

Bloody Brilliant Women by Cathy Newman. A gift from a girlfriend of mine, Penny, who owns a literary agency. We’d had a lovely lunch, popped into Waterstones and she bought it for herself and one for me, in her words “…because this is us!”.

Katie, Brand and Communications

Tell us what is the one book you currently can’t put down?

Ordinary People by Sally Rooney. Her second novel which is proving even better than her first, which I also loved. Unbelievable that she’s only 27 and writing like this especially when I think of what I was doing at that age.

What is the one book you are saving for the summer holidays?

Kill ‘Em All by John Niven. A sequel to his 2008 debut, Kill Your Friends. I imagine, like the first one, it will be an extremely dark-humoured but easy poolside reading.

Tell us what is next on your reading list?

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy. It has famously taken her 20 years to write this, her second novel, after The God of Small Things which won the Booker Prize, so I think we’re in for a treat.

Rosie, Digital Marketing

Tell us what is the one book you currently can’t put down?

I have just finished Our House by Louise Candlish. I don’t want to give it away but it’s a pretty dark page-turner with some great twists. Possibly any mothers worst nightmare come true. A great read.

What is the one book you are saving for the summer holidays?

I like to keep my summer holiday reading lighter and usually go for a biography. On my list for this year is either the Lilly Allen or Michelle Obama memoirs. Pretty different from each other but both women I am intrigued by in different ways.

Tell us what is next on your reading list?

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. I have had too many people I know recommend this book to not give it a go. The fact that it is a true story makes it even more heart wrenching and moving..

Danielle, Social Media

Tell us what is the one book you currently can’t put down?

As Rosie mentioned, The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris is so good I finished it in two sittings – Two recommendations can’t be wrong!

What is the one book you are saving for the summer holidays?

Becoming by Michelle Obama. It’s obviously had loads of brilliant reviews and I think it will be a really interesting to look into the life of a woman who represents so much to so many people.

Tell us what is next on your reading list?

I am a big fan of podcasts and I am currently obsessed with Unexplained by Richard MacLeanSmith. I recently saw him at a podcast festival and bought his book which is full of ‘unexplained’ mysteries which I can’t wait to read and try to solve.

Discover more of our book choices on the Asquith blog here…