What St Luke’s Likes

Our new initiative, St Luke’s Likes, celebrates the joy in discovering new things. Whether it’s a book, a cocktail or a museum exhibit, there’s always something out there that can grab our attention and expand our mind.

There’s also a joy in sharing experiences, and we hope to do just that through St Luke’s Likes. Each week, we’ll be sharing whatever’s been keeping St Luker’s interested recently, in the hope that it’ll inspire someone else to do the same.

This week, to celebrate World Book Day, we’re talking about the books that have kept us entertained over lockdown.

Cat's Craddle

by Kurt Vonnegut

Recommended by Nathan Salf - Junior Creative

‘The cover is by one of my favourite artists, so I literally judged the book by its cover. It’s all about a chemical that could freeze the entire planet, it’s fun.’

The Adventures of Izzy and Columbus

by Zoe Verner

Recommended by Christine Sibthorp – Project Manager.

‘So a good one for all the parents in lockdown trying to keep their kids entertained. It’s an adventure book which is fun for lots of ages and includes fun things like the character’s special banana bread recipe.’

The Loom of Language

by Frederick Bodmer

Recommended by Jake Bean - Junior Creative

‘For anyone interested in languages and how they evolved it’s brilliant. Also a brilliant book for people learning new languages since it shows how to convert words from one language to another and the relationship between them. super nerdy I know, but I don’t care, Frederick Bodmer is a pure lad.’

The Power

by Naomi Alderman

Recommended by Laura Stevens – Creative

This is the Olympic torch of books...it’s absolutely lit 🔥 but you have to pass it on to one of your girlfriends and they can’t help but pass it on to someone else- in the end every woman should read it because it’s awesome!

(The wine is a serving suggestion...)

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Recommended by Claire Wombwell – Creative

‘I’ve read this book three times - I love it, it’s not just a comfort but I discover something new every time!’

Woman in the Window

by A. J. Finn

Recommended by Jenny Busby – Producer

‘Thoroughly recommend, full of twists and turns, which I didn’t see coming at all. It got so intense at the end I had to google who the murderer was because I didn’t want them jumping out at me without warning.’

A Little Life

by Hanya Yanagihara

Recommended by Joel Campbell – Production Assistant

‘A beautiful yet slightly traumatic read. Be warned, this isn’t light. This book is great as a reminder that everyone has struggles one way or another, even the ones you least expect and you never know just what other people could be going through. Pack tissues, lot’s of tissues.’

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