Much like everyone else, I’m doing my best to stay as positive and proactive as possible in the face of the pandemic; books and my new, impulse-buy Nintendo Switch are keeping me sane. During lockdown, I’m also enjoying plenty of
There are those books you cannot help but devour. You race through the pages as the plot pulls you in with questions to be uncovered. Meanwhile, there are others that you wish would never end. You take them in page
Way back in January I laid out some personal goals for 2019; one of them was to read 12 classic novels in 12 months. Despite being an English Literature student, there are plenty of celebrated classics I’m yet to read.
And just like that only one month remains of 2019. In November I kicked off one of my new year goals early; read books I already own and steer clear from the allure of shiny new releases. Although it’s tough,
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
After the best couple of reading months radiating with glowing reviews, May came along and welcomed a string of 3-star reads. I only have myself to blame, forever falling into the over-hyped book trap. I delve into books with high
“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