Weekend Reads: The Maximum Pop! team have got their reading hats on this weekend!

It’s the first day of July AND a Friday so that obvs needs celebrating with an epic weekend TBR.

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We’ve managed to rope in a whole host of MP! staff to share what they’re reading this weekend!



Jessica will be powering through her most recent Waterstones book haul, continuing with ‘Trouble’ by Non Pratt, which she started earlier in the week after hearing an abundance of rave reviews, and hopes to finish today. After that, she’s heading onto recent release ‘The Museum of Heartbreak’ by Meg Leder, which seems like it’s exactly her cup of tea for a bit of light reading.



One of our music writers, David, has very eclectic taste in books and is attempting to take on a wide variety of reads this weekend. The first is ‘Pasajes de la Guerra Revolucionaria’ (‘Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War’) by Ernesto Che Guevara, which he picked up at a flea market in Cuba last year. To lighten the mood he’s also planning on reading ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ by Sue Monk Kidd (a classic!) and ‘In Youth is Pleasure’ by Denton Welch, which his brother brought him for his birthday. Both entertaining, yet thought-provoking reads which tackle issues such as prejudice and sexuality.


My Lady Jane

Will be diving into ‘My Lady Jane’ this weekend. It was quickly pushed to the top of my TBR after reading some very persuasive rave reviews. (That cover though! #inlove)

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Our music channel maestro Jessica won ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ graphic novel by Ann M. Martin/Raina Telgemeier in a quiz at a recent YA event and it’s bringing back loads of childhood memories.
‘Wannabe: How the Spice Girls reinvented pop fame’ by David Sinclair is giving her lots of interesting insights for my job in the music industry and she loves reading what went on behind the scenes. NYC is one of Jessica’s favourite places and ‘Humans of New York’ by Brandon Stantion  sums up how you can find someone or something cool and unique on every corner.


Weekend Reads July 1

Last weekend’s TBR was a little ambitious for Sophie, one of our books writers, so she’s keeping it simple with Louise Gornall’s ‘Under Rose Tainted Skies’ which has been getting rave reviews already and it’s not even out yet! And then ‘1984’ is Sophie’s current audiobook and it’s feeling scarily relevant at the moment…



Laura is FINALLY starting Bloodlines by Richelle Mead, which was lent to her by MP! writer, Sarah, an embarrassingly long time ago. She’s a Richelle Mead virgin and very excited to get acquainted. Reading ‘The Case For A Creator’ in between times, which sees ex-atheist Lee Strobel interview some of science’s brightest minds about why they believe in a god. Interesting stuff.


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Last week’s TBR pile was a little ambitious for our Film/TV/YouTuber writer Alice, so this week she’s picking up where she left off with the Zoella book club titles. She’s also shaking things up with her reading pattern and adding some non-fiction into the mix. ‘How To Be A Woman’ by Caitlin Moran is practically a cult classic to modern day women these days and Alice is looking forward to finally hopping on the bandwagon, and probably screaming ‘yaaaas’ a lot as she goes.

Have you read any of these? Share your weekend reads with us at @maximumpopbooks!

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She's also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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