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If books did Tinder...

September 24th 2021

As in love, as in life: finding the right match can be so difficult, whether human or a book. Too short? Too political? Too demanding? Finding the one to suit you can leave the mind boggled.

Here’s your handy match-making guide for our books this month. Which one will you swipe right for?

I Know What I Saw by Imran Mahmood

I’m intelligent, a bit political and definitely subversive – but don’t worry, none of this will get in the way of our night of passion. I can promise you that you’ll never have experienced a one-night stand quite like me: thrilling, unexpected, with twists and turns you won’t see coming. Make yours a double espresso because you’ll be up all night with me.

Moth by Melody Razak

Hi, my name is Moth. I’m a fierce feminist fascinated by unlocking untold stories in History and giving a voice to women whose lives have never been shared. I might be fierce but I like to think that I’m also tender, thoughtful and caring. I hope that I see things through a nuanced lens – I’m definitely not a fan of our era’s tendency to outrage. If you get to know me, I hope that I’ll be able to teach you something and that we can grow together.

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Hey there. If you’re into science, debate and a need to hunt for the truth, then I reckon we’ll get on. I care deeply about heritage, finding out the answers to the suffering I see around me and examining the faith I was brought up in. I’m not satisfied to be left wondering. I want to know more and if you’re the sort of person who does too, then we should get to know one another.

Still Life by Sarah Winman

I’ll confess that many people find me quite odd. In the personality stakes, I’m a pair of red trousers, bow-tie and clashing beret. But I live for life, darling. In all its colour and joy and peculiarity. And more than anything, I live for love. Not the slipper and Horlicks kind of love but the whole-hearted, heady kind. You might find me propping up a bar in the East End, but equally, don’t be surprised if I whisk you off to Tuscany for an adventure. Shall we?

Assembly by Natasha Brown

Young, black and no-nonsense. I’ve tried being polite so now I just say it how it is. I’m an intelligent, self-sufficient being and I don’t really need your love and attention; not entirely sure why I’m on here. Pervy old white men, be warned: i.am.not.interested.

How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right? by Pandora Sykes

Hi! I’m a thirty-something woman looking for a bit of clarity in my life. If you’re looking for answers, definitely don’t come looking to me. If you’re keen instead on some in depth chat about the conundrums of modern life [how the hell do you do it? How do you know if you’re getting in wrong? And how do I know what I want anyway?] then let’s grab a glass of wine and chat. Don’t think I fall into the husband-hunting category – because frankly, I have no idea whether I even want to get married.


Who’s your type this month? Choose your favourite today with a subscription to LoveMyRead and we’ll serve up some simply delicious suggestions for you each and every month.

Happy reading!

Vicki & The LoveMyRead Team x

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