The Book “Become a writer. Write about going to the moon.”“I don’t want to write about astronauts going to the moon. I want to be one.”“Write in first-person then.” Adam dreams to be like his heroes – Neil Armstrong, Yuri
The Book In Ghosts by Dolly Alderton, we meet Nina, a successful food writer, on her 32nd birthday and the start of “the strangest” year of her life. What follows is 365 days of ghosts in every metaphorical sense: the
When I was younger, every time I stepped foot into a furniture store, I remember always walking around in awe, talking about how I couldn’t wait to decorate my own home one day. While I’m currently back living with my
The Book One of the surprises of the Booker Prize longlist this year was the number of debut authors. But, after having read Brandon Taylor’s Real Life, C Pam Zhang’s How Much of These Hills Is Gold, and now Shuggie
With the number of delayed titles and books vying for Christmas success, the book trade braces for the autumn onslaught of major new titles. In fact, the literary world is publishing almost 600 hardbacks on 3 September alone. Publishers are
“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”
I’ve only read two of her novels, but after reading Persuasion, I’ve fallen irr...
classics, favourites, fiction, and romance
2019 seems to have become the year I read strikingly unique works of fiction that take the art of writing to new extremes. From Max Porter’s Lanny to Ocean Vuong’s On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, Ali Smith’s Autumn is another novel to w...
contemporary, cover-appreciation, fiction, library, and series
YA dystopian novels were my favourites to read while I was in school, so I was intrigued to see if this would live up to my 15-year-old self’s standards. I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m older, or because the book is ...
dystopian, fiction, romance, series, and young-adult