Yes, the winner of the Tory Party leadership campaign is declared tomorrow. But let's not dwell on that.

Instead, tomorrow evening Browsers Book Group will be meeting to decide on their winner from this year's Booker Prize longlist. We'll be reviewing all 13 titles ahead of the judges' decision in drawing up the shortlist on Tuesday. I'll let you know what we decided in next week's newsletter. It's always interesting to see if we agree with the judges, and it's nice to be involved, isn't it?

One of my recommended reads this week is Jess Phillips' account of being a Member of Parliament. She says that some political players want us to think that we can't be involved, we can't influence change and we have to leave everything to the decision makers. But she urges us to write, to speak, to make our voice heard. We can make a difference. It's an encouraging read, written with a light touch, and I hope you'll take a look. 

Have a good week, and thank you for reading.