For those who do not know, Sharmaine Lovegrove is a renowned publicist, a bookshop owner, editor, as well as a publisher, and all things book nerd. As her long list of titles would suggest, she loves books, and there is no denying it. Most of her teenage life was spent around the books, that only helped in making her love the books even more.
In an interview with her, we decided to ask her some questions, and more importantly, asked her for a suggestion for a reading list. Needless to say, she delivered and did so in a great fashion. Before we go on to explore the books she suggested, let’s look at some interesting answers she had for us.
The Book You Are Currently Reading?
As per Lovegrove, the current book she is reading is American Spy. For those who do not know, American Spy is one of the finest books one can read, and it is filled with some really immersive reading experiences that people are going to love. We will not talk more about the book because we do not want to spoil it for you.
The Books You Read When You Were Young
At just the tender age of 16, she was reading a lot of Milan Kundera, pretty much everything that was published by him. Additionally, Lovegrove indulged in works of Camus as well as Jean Genet. Thanks to the fact that she was working in bookshops back then, having access to these books was not a problem and allowed her to read whatever she wanted.
What Are Your Reading Habits?
Lovegrove prefers reading while sitting on the sofa, and that is where she spends most of her time reading. Whenever she is traveling, she decides to read as well. However, she also talks about how she cannot read in bed anymore because she usually falls asleep.
How Do You Look for the Authors You Want to Publish?
Lovegrove finds the authors to publish largely via submission parties. These parties are much similar to open mic days, however, they are much better organized. While visiting these events, she tends to find the writers she’s interested in publishing.
Ever Joined a Book Club?
Book clubs play an important role in Lovegrove’s life as she managed to make a lot of friends and meet new people through these clubs. Furthermore, she discovered some great books through these clubs as well.
What is Your Reading List?
Finally, the answer everyone has been waiting for. What is Sharmaine Lovegrove’s reading list? Well, there are some interesting books on the list, so let’s start looking.
- American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson.
- Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams.
- Lanny by Max Porter.
- Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney.
- Warlight by Michael Ondaatje.
- Ordinary People by Diana Evans.
- Going to Meet the Man by James Baldwin.
Above listed are some of the books that Sharmaine Lovegrove has on her reading lists, we can already tell you that they are great books by some great authors.