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
My reading for 2019 so far has been incredible and the past couple of months have possibly been some of the best ever. In March and April combined I read 19 books, most of which received at least four stars.
Like everyone else, I’m baffled as to how quick this year has gone. As we approach the end of the year, I’m looking back on a few of my new year’s resolutions. Despite having failed to achieve most (guess I’ll
I was actually going to save this review for an overall ‘what I’ve been reading lately’ styled post, sharing a brief overview of a few books I’ve read recently. However, after the story captivating me from the beginning with its
Author: Nic Stone Published: 2018 Pages: 304 Rating: 5 stars Odd One Out is a coming-of-age story which explores friendship, love and self-discovery. Through her telling of the story, Nic Stone triumphs
My first couple of weeks in Madrid have been a whirlwind: moving into a 16 person flat, starting my teaching job, winding up lost in the Spanish streets. I won’t ramble on, but feel free to read more about my
“We’re going to survive–our songs, our stories. They’ll never be able to forget us. Decades after the last man who fought at Troy is dead, their sons will remember the songs their Trojan mothers sang to them. We’ll be in
“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