Precious You Book Club

Precious You: Inspiration and Generation Gaps

In preparation for our book club meeting this week, Helen Monks Takhar discusses the inspiration of the two central figures of her book Precious You and the divide between Gen X-ers and Millennials.   In my twenties, going for a jog demanded I prepare myself for… Read More

What We’re Reading: Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel

On the shelf this week is Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall, currently being read by Commercial Manager, Conor Anderson! Read on to find out more about What We’re Reading…   What’s it about? England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the… Read More
Living Lively

Living Lively with Haile Thomas

Ahead of the publication of her debut empowerment cookbook, superstar teen activist Haile Thomas joins us to share her story and tell us what Living Lively means to her.    Meet Haile – teen wellness & compassion activist, speaker, CEO, and author of Living Lively I’m so happy to… Read More
Exciting Times Reading

What We’re Reading: Exciting Times – Naoise Dolan

Today we are joined by Marketing Assistant Becky Lushey who is here to tell us about her latest read – Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan – for What We’re Reading!   What’s it about? Set in the international circles of contemporary Hong Kong, Exciting Times follows Dublin-transplant and English… Read More

What We’re Reading: Home Fire – Kamila Shamsie

This week, we asked Kirsty Capes (Senior Marketing Manager at Mills & Boon) to join us for What We’re Reading! She told us all about Home Fires by Kamila Shamsie, winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018!   What’s it about? Isma is free. After years spent raising her… Read More
Reading Together Day

Why We Love to Read – Reading Together Day

Here at HQ Stories, we love to read. We are often found with a book in hand or shouting about our favourite reads to anyone who will listen. For Reading Together Day, we thought we’d share five reasons we love to read. Stay tuned to find out more about Reading… Read More
The forget-me-not bakery by Caroline Flynn. Think pawsitive

The Reality Of Fiction with Caroline Flynn

In celebration of the release of The Forget-Me-Not Bakery, author Caroline Flynn is here to talk about the reality of writing fiction!   Reading fiction is fun. It’s time enjoyed and spent in a world created by someone else, a world shared by the author so that the reader… Read More
Lisa Hall HQ Book Club

HQ Book Club: Lisa Hall’s top 5 psychological thrillers!

What is it that makes a psychological thriller a book to remember? For me, it’s not just about the twist (although, of course, the twist is very important); it’s also about the build-up and the tension, and very often I guess the twist ahead of its reveal but I read… Read More

What We’re Reading: Queenie – Candice Carty-Williams

This week, we asked Jemma Murat (Digital Publicity Manager at Mills & Boon) to join us for What We’re Reading! At the top of her reading list at the moment is Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams, winner of the Book of the Year award at this year’s British Book Awards!… Read More