Dolly Alderton (born 31 August 1988) is a half-Canadian British writer, podcaster, and journalist. She is a columnist for The Sunday Times. She is the author of Everything I Know About Love.
She won a 2018 National Book Award for autobiography and was shortlisted for the 2019 Non-Fiction Narrative Book of the Year in the British Book Awards. Her work has appeared in The Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, and more.
Here are some recommended books by Dolly Alderton.
My Thoughts Exactly by Lily Allen
In her memoir, My Thoughts Exactly, Lily Allen opens up about her life and career like never before. From her early days as a rebellious teenager to her rise to fame as a pop star, Allen holds nothing back in this tell-all book.
She candidly discusses the ups and downs of her career, including the struggles she faced with addiction and mental health. But it’s not all doom and gloom – My Thoughts Exactly is also full of funny stories and insights into the world of celebrity.
Whether you’re a fan of Lily Allen or not, this book is definitely worth reading. It’s an honest account of one woman’s journey through life, both the good and the bad.
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
In her book, “My Year of Rest and Relaxation,” Ottessa Moshfegh chronicles her experience of self-imposed isolation and sleep deprivation.
Moshfegh’s novel is a darkly comic portrait of a woman’s attempt to escape the pressures of modern life by any means necessary.
Through her protagonist’s journey, Moshfegh offers a sharp critique of our culture’s obsession with productivity and success.
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Sally Rooney’s Normal People is a novel that has been praised for its nuanced and honest portrayal of modern relationships. The story follows the on-again, off-again relationship between Marianne and Connell from their high school days through college and into their adult lives.
While the novel has been praised for its realistic depiction of young love, it has also been criticized for its lack of diversity. Some reviewers have accused Rooney of writing from a narrow perspective, one that does not reflect the experiences of people who are not white, middle-class, and heterosexual.
Despite the criticism, Normal People has resonated with many readers who see themselves in the characters’ complicated relationship. For many, the book is a refreshingly honest look at the ups and downs of young love.
The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy
Deborah Levy’s The Cost of Living is a searing examination of what it means to be a woman today. Through the stories of three women – an artist, a mother, and a lawyer – Levy uncovers the hidden costs of living in a society that values only productivity and success.
The Cost of Living is an intimate portrait of modern womanhood, revealing the toll that our culture’s demands take on our lives and relationships. With insight and compassion, Deborah Levy shows us that it is possible to live with grace and joy even in the face of great challenges.
The Pisces by Melissa Broder
Melissa Broder’s The Pisces is a book about a woman who falls in love with a merman.
The story follows the woman, Lucy, as she tries to navigate her new relationship with this strange creature. It is a unique take on the classic love story, and Broder’s writing is beautiful and evocative.
The Pisces is a book that will stay with you long after you’ve finished reading it. Broder has created a complex and fascinating world, and her characters are richly drawn and compelling. This is a book that you won’t want to miss.