Headline Virtual Book Brunch with Teatulia
This Saturday I participated in my first every virtual-book brunch with Headline and Teatulia, and it was a blast! Originally, we had been invited to celebrate with them in person, exploring some of their exciting new upcoming titles over tea and cake. Unfortunately, due to the current social-distancing measures this was cancelled, HOWEVER, that didn’t mean that we couldn’t still come together and celebrate some fantastic books!
I started my morning with a pot of cafetière coffee, before logging on and joining the other bookstagrammers for the event. They produced some brilliantly creative content throughout the morning, so definitely go and check them out …
As the event was originally planned for the same day as my birthday celebrations I had already picked out my dress. It is a lovely blue-mid length dress inspired by Lauren Bravo and her book How to Break Up with Fast Fashion. I can’t claim to have worn is 30 times yet, but I’m definitely in the high-teens if not early twenties. Her book has numerous other tips to help you develop a healthier relationship with fashion, and in a lovely twist it is also published by Headline!
We were celebrating a number of fantastic titles that Headline are publishing throughout the year including …
- Heatstroke by Hazel Barkworth
Intoxicating and compulsive, Heatstroke is a darkly gripping, thought-provoking novel of crossed boundaries, power and betrayal, that plays with expectations at every turn.
- The Lies You Told by Harriet Tice
Shocking, dark, addictive – LIES YOU TOLD is the compulsive new psychological thriller from Harriet Tyce, author of Sunday Times bestseller and Richard and Judy book club thriller BLOOD ORANGE.
- Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
A blistering satirical novel about marriage, divorce and modern relationships, by one of the most exciting new voices in American fiction.
- Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
Two extraordinary people. A love that draws them together. A loss that threatens to tear them apart.
- Antigone Rising by Helen Morales
A witty, inspiring reckoning with the ancient Greek and Roman myths and their legacy, from what they can illuminate about #MeToo to the radical imagery of Beyoncé.
- Catherine House by Elisabeth Thomas
Catherine House is a university like no other. Into its celebrated world steps Ines, a young woman who welcomes the school’s isolation rather than its illustrious past.
- Love in Colour by Bolu Babalola
Get lost in these mystical worlds and see that love, like humanity, comes in technicolour.
A lot of these books are slightly different to the typical books that I read, so I’m excited to expand my repertoire and get stuck into some great stories. Headline were so kind and sent over copies of some of the books including Blood Orange by Harriet Tice. With the additional time that I have on my hands at the moment, it is such a blessing to have so many fabulous books to chose from!
Despite being separated by a screen it was still SO MUCH fun to be involved in this virtual-brunch. It was great to interact with other book-lovers, and see the brilliantly-creative content they were making. My Saturday morning was massively brightened up by the event, and I look forward to other creative ways publishers and content creators will work together over the coming weeks!
The other bookstagrammers involved in the morning were: @chxrlottereads, @em_digs_books, @zubscovered, @mrscookesbooks, @head_in_the_pages, @bookfacejames, @poppyandherbooks, @pardonmywritings, @shelfobsessed, @tulipbooks, @sissireads, @bookedupgirl, @velvetreadsbooks and, @sarahtebb.