As we wave goodbye to summer and hello to cozy clothes and comfort food, it’s time for another monthly reading wrap-up. During my birthday month, I flew through 13 books, read a mixed bag of genres and yes, I did
Author: Ali Pantony Published: June 2019 Pages: 320 Rating: 4 stars Ever managed to kill a succulent after just a few days? Got seven reminder letters on the kitchen table because you forgot to pay your council tax? Become a
And just like that, it’s time for my July Reading wrap-up! I swear these months are getting shorter. During a temperamental month of rain, wind, thunder and shine, I read 10 books, most of which I adored. My favourites of
Hot Literature Take alert: I’m a firm believer that forcing children to read books is a good way to make them hate reading. Schools often build up the notion that classics are the best literature has to offer, or that
No matter what it is, I always feel a surge of juvenile euphoria whenever I receive something through the letterbox. So, it’s safe to say that when my first Books That Matter box arrived, I was ecstatic. ‘Books That Matter is
Having read 7 books, June wasn’t the best month in terms of numbers. However, I LOVED most of what I read. Also, I’ve dedicated the past week to finally read my most-anticipated book of the year: A Little Life. Does
If you ask me, every season is a good season for reading. But there’s something about summer that begs a reading list – the long days, long weekends everything improved by a good book. So, I finally compiled a summer
Author: Ocean Vuong Published: June 2019 Pages: 246 Rating: 5 stars “I am thinking of beauty again, how some things are hunted because we have deemed them beautiful. If, relative to the history of our planet, an individual life is
“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