A Lockdown Reading List from Le Bristol

When you are forced to stay in one place, it is still possible to travel in your mind with the help of great books. Here, the Le Bristol team offers a list of literary and non-fiction recommendations, with a couple of classics thrown in for the kiddos. Grab one (or all!) of these and enjoy the work of some of the world’s greatest storytellers— past and present.

Diamonds Are Foreverby Ian Fleming

Blue Nightsby Joan Didion

What I Talk About When I Talk About Runningby Haruki Murakami

Book of Longingby Leonard Cohen

Ordinary Peopleby Diana Evans

The Unbearable Lightness of Beingby Milan Kundera

Wide Sargasso Seaby Jean Rhys

Heatwaveby Penelope Lively

On Photographyby Susan Sontag

The Beautiful and the Damnedby F Scott Fitzgerald


Collected Poems for Childrenby Carol Ann Duffy

Charlotte’s Webby E.B. White


What has been your favourite lockdown read? Let us know in the comments!

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  • I’ve just finished reading Small Town Talk by Barney Hoskyns. ‘Goes inside the myth, and creative fire of one of rock’s legendary towns’ says Rolling Stone. It certainly does, and it’s introduced me to lots of artists from the late 60’s and early 70’s, I’d never heard of. Brilliant read.