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Welcome to my book blog!

I’m Lily, a 23 year old English lit grad. I live in London and currently work in the publishing industry. Here I review all the books I read and also give some recommendations. Enjoy!

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When Berghain & Britney Spears Collide – Reading ‘Other People’s Clothes’ by Calla Henkel

Art imitates life in Calla Henkel’s dark and brilliant debut novel. I am very rarely drawn to thrillers, but after reading ‘Other People’s Clothes’ I can 100% feel the beginning of a crime novel phase. ‘2009. Hoping to escape the pain of the recent murder of her best friend, art student Zoe Beech finds herselfContinue reading “When Berghain & Britney Spears Collide – Reading ‘Other People’s Clothes’ by Calla Henkel”

Agnes Shakespeare, An Icon – Reading Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

A stunning insight into the people surrounding the most famous writer in the English-speaking world, Hamnet is a novel like no other. When I picked up Hamnet I had no idea that I’d be delving into the world of William Shakespeare and family, specifically the death of his 11 year-old son, Hamnet, which went ontoContinue reading “Agnes Shakespeare, An Icon – Reading Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell”

I hope this book doesn’t give Elon Musk any ideas – Reading Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

haven’t felt this much emotion for a robot since WALL-E 🙁 Kazuo Ishiguro’s ability to make difficult, dystopian concepts so entirely plausible is unmatched – it really is no wonder that he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017. In his new novel, Klara and the Sun, he delves into a world muchContinue reading “I hope this book doesn’t give Elon Musk any ideas – Reading Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro”

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