Books for Cali dreamers

Fancy an escape from grey skies - even just for an hour or two? Pour a cup of tea, settle in for the day and be transported to the West Coast with these books set in sunny California.

Where I Was From - Joan Didion

California native and one of America's most influential writers, Joan Didion, shares her passion for her home state in this thoughtful, explorative book. A memoir analysing family, perseverance and her relationship with the place she calls home. 

The Girls - Emma Cline

You might have heard the buzz around this book when it was first released. Taking place in 60s Northern Cali, it follows lonely teenager Evie Boyd as she is drawn into a cult-like group of young girls.

Wild - Cheryl Strayed

Famous even before the movie adaptation with Reese Witherspoon, Strayed's powerful memoir documents her hike across the Pacific Crest Trail in the hope of finding herself.