On the first Tuesday of every month at 2pm Bill Buckley hosts Radio Reads. Bill plus two panellists review last month’s book choice and each give it a mark out of 10 (for a total out of 30). I have just joined the panel alongside the lovely author and poet Claire Dyer. After that discussion the panellists offer 1-2 books as their recommendation for next month. After a conflab during a song, the winning book gets announced. Berkshire libraries join in, adding extra copies of the chosen book so people can read the same book and decide whether they agree with our reviews.
On my first show (2nd May 2017), we reviewed Nick Hornby’s Funny Girl and gave it 24 out of 30.
On 6th June 2017, we reviewed Slow Horses by Mick Herron and it got a mixed reception, but with a total of 22 out of 30.
On 4th July 2017, we reviewed The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry and all loved it, with a total of 25 out of 30.
On 1st August 2017, we reviewed Miss You by Kate Eberlen, with a total of 23 out of 30.
On 5th September 2017, we reviewed Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land, with a total of 24.5 out of 30.
On 3rd October 2017, we reviewed The Power by Naomi Alderman. It was a provocative read, but didn’t quite hit the spot for us, and it got a total of 17 out 30.
For the November show we will be reviewing Dr Jekyll and Mr Seek, by Anthony O’Neill.
You can listen to the Radio Reads section of Bill’s show by clicking on the title above and normally fast forward to just after the 1 hour mark. Enjoy!