Top 3 Autumn Reads with Vibes & Scribes
There’s nothing quite like getting lost in a good book and your next staycation is the perfect time to do it. In the age of digital technology, there’s something even more special about picking up a book and taking in the smell and sound of its pages. And that’s exactly why we’ve partnered with Vibes and Scribes to launch our new Book Club.
We are delighted to have collaborated with “Vibes & Scribes” to showcase the best books to read while you relax and enjoy a scrumptious Afternoon Tea in our private Tea Room.
Why not consider booking, ‘The Snug’ in The Metropole Hotel to host your next Book Club?
The Autumn Book suggestions are by Emer and Anna at Vibes & Scribes.
1. Wayward Son – Rainbow Rowell €14.50
Rainbow Rowell’s ‘Wayward Son’ is the perfect easy, breezy read for your September staycation!
Wayward Son is the sequel to ‘Carry On’, where Simon did everything he was supposed to do – he beat the villain, he won the war but instead of his happily ever after he can’t get up off the couch!
His friends decide he needs a change of scenery and this is how he finds himself with Penny and Baz in a vintage convertible travelling across the American West!
Jump into this enthralling read to see where their road trip takes them and all of the mythical creatures they meet along the way!
2. The Pull of the Stars – Emma Donoghue €14.99
Dublin – 1918.
A group of strangers are quarantined together. Pregnant and suffering an unfamiliar flu, these women and those caring for them deal with death and birth side by side. As World War 1 devastated the world, their world shrinks to a hospital ward, where they attempt to control a pandemic no-one understands, overcome unimaginable challenges and manage to make the impossible a reality.
Pull of the Stars is a fascinating look at how the previous generation coped with an illness and quarantine so prevalent today.
3. The Pursuit of Art – Martin Gayford €21.20
From Romania to Beijing and Japan to New York, Martin Gayford tells of his wide and varied experiences with art and artists.
Funny and informative, these stories show how personal art is, how different things can affect people differently and how sometimes, only being there will do.
The Pursuit of Art is a collection of the highs and lows of cultural travel and reminds us that even though we can’t travel at them moment we can plan for the day that we can!
Pre-order these books for your stay
If you have your staycation booked with us, why not ask our Concierge John to pick you up a book and leave it in your room for your arrival? If the above don’t take your fancy, simply let him know what genre you like and he will choose a surprise book for you with the help of the Vibes & Scribes team.
Where is Vibes & Scribes?
Vibes and Scribes have three stores in Cork – a craft store in the Victorian Quarter and both a second hand shop and bookshop on Lavitt’s Quay. They have amazing offers such as three selected fiction and sci-fi books for €12. They have a huge selection of books available in this range – well worth popping in store for a look and their shops are very instagrammable for the photographic traveller. In their craft shop they sell kits, gifts and supplies as well as face mask making supplies for anyone who’d like to try make their own. They have elastic available in store and online and also and bundles of 100% quilting cotton for €19.99.
Check them out online here: