Hope Book Club, Ep 9 – Holiday Reading, from ‘Boy Swallows Universe’ to Harry Potter – Hope 103.2

Hope Book Club, Ep 9 – Holiday Reading, from ‘Boy Swallows Universe’ to Harry Potter

By Katrina RoeTuesday 8 Jan 2019Hope Mornings

Listen: Katrina Roe and Natasha Moore in Hope Book Club, Episode 9

In this summer episode, Katrina Roe and Natasha Moore holiday on a book lover’s paradise – exploring books that will fill those long summer days with joy and wonder.

  • Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton
  • The Book of Forgotten Authors by Christopher Fowler
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton is a semi-autobiographical tale of a boy with high hopes growing up in Brisbane’s less salubrious suburbs.  This book has been described as devastating, beautiful, enthralling, heartbreaking, joyous and exhilarating. Natasha loved it!

The Book of Forgotten Authors is a fun, upbeat exploration of a list of fascinating authors and books you’ve never heard of.

And Katrina rediscovers the world of Harry Potter after an awe-inspiring trip to Harry Potter Studios and The Elephant House café (the place it all started) in the UK.  Plus, she reveals a special book bond with JK Rowling.

And finally, Katrina and Natasha clash over the pros and cons of audio books.  Katrina thinks they’re perfect for road trips, while Natasha’s not quite convinced they’re a legit form of reading!

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