The hippest books to curl up with on a rainy day in Shoreditch


Shoreditch is a very creative area, and London is a city with a rich literary tradition, so what better way to stay warm and cosy on a rainy day than to curl up with a hip new book? We’ve found some of the most exciting new releases for you to enjoy when getting out and about in Shoreditch seems less appealing.



Michelle Obama

This autobiography by the former First Lady of the United States has been flying off the shelves all over the world. Obama’s journey from high-flying lawyer to the wife of a politician has been a complex one, and her life not without trials, as she documents here. With a strong narrative voice and plenty to say, Becoming is great company for lazy days during your stay at The Montcalm Shoreditch and provides a winning insight into what life is really like behind closed doors at the White House.


The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

Stuart Turton 

Part Agatha Christie, part Groundhog Day, this novel is filled with twists and turns in a truly unique murder mystery sure to keep audiences guessing. When socialite Evelyn Hardcastle is murdered, the protagonist Aiden suddenly finds himself experiencing the event through the eyes of another guest at the party where the tragedy occurred. The book gets increasingly complex as it goes on but certainly grips your attention.


The Immortalists

Chloe Benjamin 

The second novel by up-and-coming author Chloe Benjamin, this tale starts in 1969 and charts the lives of three children into adulthood. After being told by a psychic the precise time and date of their death, each child takes a different path. This book explores the choices we make and the ways different people react to the inevitability of their mortality – making it ideal for those seeking something a little more heavyweight to tackle while they stay at M by Montcalm Shoreditch Tech City.


The Golden House

Salman Rushdie 

Multi-award-winning author Salman Rushdie serves up a rumination on the hypocrisies and dangers present in modern US culture in his latest work, The Golden House. Never afraid of controversy, the author has created a tale with a mystery at its centre. The book is a timely release for audiences all over the world but will have particular resonance for anyone with an interest in the current political climate. To relax and unwind once you’ve finished the book, you can always choose from the M by Montcalm Restaurant Menu and enjoy a delicious meal.



Rose McGowen 

A timely addition in light of the recent #MeToo movement, Brave is an autobiography by American actress and activist Rose McGowan, chronicling everything from her difficult childhood to her experiences as a cog in the Hollywood machine. The book is sure to make inspirational reading for all audiences, but will ,of course, be of particular interest to women wanting a first-hand insight into the sometimes murky Hollywood scene.

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