A beautiful novel about family, love and forgiveness.
From new memoirs to old classics, from the Tudors to Isis: This was my January in books.
Reading Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl for the first time ignited my love of thriller and I’ve been chasing the high that only an epic mind-bending twist can provide ever since. Unfortunately, if I had a pound of every book that was advertised as being ‘the next Gone Girl‘ that went on to disappoint me, I’dContinue reading “Review: Dark Places”
One of my favourite things to gift people for Christmas (or any time of the year to be honest) is a book. I spend a lot of time putting thought into which book to get for which person, so in order to save you some time, here is the full list of books I purchasedContinue reading “Books I Gifted This Christmas”
It’s such a joy to read a book where you feel as if the author is a long lost friend who just gets you. This is how I felt reading Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino (and not just because I think she might be the only other person I know who’s read the incredible andContinue reading “Review: Trick Mirror”
A few months ago I was reading a forum thread about underrated books. One commenter mentioned The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins. They said that they couldn’t even begin to describe the plot of this book in a coherent way but that it had made them laugh, cry and rethink their entire existence.Continue reading “Review: The Library at Mount Char”
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood was one of the most hotly anticipated books of 2019 and given it follows on from Atwood’s wildly successful and influential 1985 dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, how could it not be? Indeed, in the last five or so years, The Handmaid’s Tale has seemed more culturally pervasive and relevantContinue reading “Review: The Testaments”
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, you’ve heard about the the #MeToo movement and the horrific abuses perpetrated by Harvey Weinstein that helped to catalyse it. The story of Weinstein’s abuse was broken by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey for The New York Times with Ronan Farrow swiftlyContinue reading “Review: Catch and Kill + She Said”
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing — Harper Lee. Hello all, I’m a voracious reader who recently made a return to the world of fiction after a few years in the academic wilderness. The kind of books I love span genres, languages and millenniaContinue reading “Welcome”