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”
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”
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”
The Book Club is back for 2021 and we’re beginning this year’s reading journey in February, which is LGBT+ History Month. To celebrate, we’ve got a slightly bigger selection of beautiful works by some of the greatest authors of the last century, from groundbreaking classics to informative new fiction. As always, I’ll put a pollContinue reading “The Book Club 2021”
Cosy, snuggly, hygge (pronounced hoo-gah, or so google tells me – think candles, IKEA showrooms and aesthetic knitwear found on Pinterest). Whatever you want to call it, I love this aesthetic and it’s certainly the mood we need for this January. For the purposes of this blog, it’s a literary genre too. How satisfying isContinue reading “Winter Books”
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