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Peach Recommends

Hey all! I’m Peach, and you can find the books from the last wee while that I’ve read, and loved, here. I read rather broadly, and I’ll read anything vaguely political, which means my shelves are dominated mostly by non-fiction and poetry. I think it’s so important to expand your understandings of the world beyond the realm of personal experience, and political non-fiction is one way for us to acquaint ourselves with new voices and stories. Poetry holds a special place in my heart because it is always engaged in the politics of the personal, of vulnerability - poetry is never apathetic. The novels and short stories you’ll see here will be ones I’ve read because they were subversive, experimental, full of grit, and in the habit of “writing back”.

Right now I’m reading Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica, and Big Capital: Who is London For? by Anna Minton.

I’ll be updating this page with more favourites as I read them, but feel free to shoot me an email if you wanna chat more about anything, or for specific recommendations!