The Soak Sunday Book Club
in partnership with the expert booksellers at Sevenoaks Bookshop, winners of the independent book shop of the year 2021
As summer sinks into September, there's nothing better than switching off with a good read and a soul soothing soak. So, every week we'll be releasing a new recommended Book List to partner with each Soak Sunday range.
From indulging in romantic fiction with Rose Utopia to psychological thrillers with Midnight Storm and exploring different times and cultures with Cleo's Paradise, indulge in storytelling, self-care and escapism with Soak Sunday...
Week One Rose Utopia
With indulgent and sensorial rose, lavender and sage, Rose Utopia makes the perfect pairing with romantic and dreamy fiction.
From Monique Roffey's The Mermaid of Black Conch, a bittersweet tale that blends a magical touch with insightful realism, to Love in Colour by Bolu Babalola, re-imaginings of the most iconic love stories in myth and folklore, time to drift and dream with romantic storytelling...
Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a café which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its customers a unique experience: the chance to travel back in time…
Translated from Japanese into English, this moving tale explores the age old question - what would you change if you could go back in time?
Love in Colour by Bolo Babalola
Discover Babalola’s re-imaginings of the most iconic and beautiful love stories in myth and folklore, from West African folktales to iconic Greek myths and Middle Eastern legends.
Moving across perspectives, continents and genres, whether it’s love at first sight or a discovery of self love, indulge in stories that celebrate romance in all it’s forms.
The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey
A bittersweet tale that blends a magical touch with insightful realism, this mesmerising story creates a modern myth about belonging and the bonds humans form with each other.
In a tiny Caribbean village on the island of Black Conch, a fisherman sings to himself waiting for a catch—but attracts a sea-dweller he doesn’t expect.
Aycayia, a beautiful young woman cursed by jealous wives to live as a mermaid, has been swimming the Caribbean Sea for centuries. And she is entranced by this man David and his song…
A Girl Made of Air by Nydia Hetherington
A lyrical homage to the strange and extraordinary, this captivating tale explores love, loss and finding connection in the most unexpected places.
Born into a post-war circus family, our nameless star was unwanted and forgotten, abandoned in the shadows of the big top. until the bright light of Serendipity Wilson threw her into focus. Haunted by an incident in which a child was lost from the circus, our narrator, a tightrope artiste, weaves together her spellbinding tales of circus legends, earthy magic and folklore, all in the hope of finding the child... But will her story be enough to bring the pair together again?