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BT RECOMMENDS: COOL READS & PODCASTS
Now that life’s pace is slowing down it’s time to catch up on your reading list, and tune into those podcasts you’ve meant to add to your rotation. From uplifting airwaves to must-reads before the screen adaptations, this list is sure to keep you entertained while raising your spirits…
NORMAL PEOPLE – SALLY ROONEY
The 28-year-old Castlebar native, Sally Rooney’s creation Normal People has achieved stratospheric success. Now is your chance to read before you watch as this smash hit is set to be released on BBC Three and Hulu this summer. Follow the paths of Marianne and Connell a teenage couple who have their social statuses flipped as they leave secondary school and head to Trinity College.
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LULULEMONS – LAUREN WEISBERGER
The perfect guilty pleasure courtesy of the bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada. It’s time to get reacquainted with Miranda Priestly’s ex-assistant, Emily Charlton (played by Emily Blunt). Now a high flying image consultant, Emily reluctantly moves to the suburbs of Connecticut where “the lawns and the women are perfectly manicured” and forms some unlikely alliances.
SHOW THEM A GOOD TIME – NICOLE FLATTERY
Another shooting star of the Irish literary scene, Nicole Flattery’s collection of short stories Show Them A Good Time has been hailed as an answer from across the Atlantic to Kristen Roupenian’s modern female voice. Prepare for side-splitting humour and painful honesty in Flattery's distinctly orginal prose.
ACTRESS - ANNE ENRIGHT
Release in February, this new work from Dublin writer is sure to be a best-seller for summer. Follow the narrator Norah as she recounts her mother’s life on the stage from Dublin to Hollywood. A heartfelt tale, with a healthy dash of intrigue as a crime committed turns everything on it’s head.
TABLE MANNERS – JESS WARE
Join Jess and her mum Lennie as they serve up good grub and greater conversation to their guests including the likes of Sir Paul Smith, Mel B, Yotam Ottolenghi and Nigella Lawson. Expect delicious chit chat with a large side of oversharing.
LOVE STORIES – DOLLY ALDERTON
Can’t get enough of The High Low? Then it’s time to set your sights on Dolly’s sister podcast Love Stories. Here she delves deep into the personal lives of her guests including Sharon Horgan, Lily Allen and Stanley Tucci to discover the heartbreaks and passions that has formed them.
THE DROP OUT – REBECCA JARVIS
A story of the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes, the world’s youngest self-made billionaire pipped to be the next Steve Jobs, who is now facing up to 20 years in prison. ABC chief business correspondent Rebecca Jarvis takes listeners on the journey of her three-year investigation into the case.
THE BROWN THOMAS PODCAST
Come behind the scenes with us and listen to the most exciting voices in fashion and beauty on the Brown Thomas Podcast, hosted by broadcaster and radio presenter, Louise Duffy. Discover our dynamic guest line-up including our latest chat with RIXO founder Orlagh McCluskey. Tune in by following the link below.