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
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
The Book One afternoon, in a town in south-eastern Nigeria, a mother opens her front door to discover her son’s body, wrapped in colourful fabric, at her feet. What follows is the tumultuous, heart-wrenching story of one family’s struggle to
The Book Dirty, funny, messy, wild, I tore through this bold and brutal debut in a delirious 24 hours, and it was brilliant. Irina obsessively takes explicit photographs of the average-looking men she persuades to model for her, scouted from
The Book A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom isn’t so much of a book as it is an experience, an experience that spans 2000 years, 47 countries, and legions of historical events. The story begins in Palestine in A.D.
With an endorsement from Bernardine Evaristo and a mention on The High Low podcast — the ultimate source of literary recommendations — it would have been wrong of me not to have read ‘The Vanishing Half.’ Stella and Desiree Vignes
“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