Ancient Greeks, murderous geeks: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Are all Classics students this creepy? Donna Tartt’s international bestseller, The Secret History (1992), is easily one of the best books I’ve read this year. Maybe ever. I’ll try to summarise it but I doubt I’ll be able to do this novel justice: Steeped in ancient Greek allegory, The Secret History is a murder mysteryContinue reading “Ancient Greeks, murderous geeks: The Secret History by Donna Tartt”

Book Club Round 1 – Brave New World Thoughts & Questions

It’s our first book club pick! Upon finishing Huxley’s Brave New World, I have to say I have mixed feelings about the novel itself, but we’ll get to that later. First, I’ve got a few questions to get you thinking: 1)A number of things in Huxley’s World Society seem to mirror aspects of our ownContinue reading “Book Club Round 1 – Brave New World Thoughts & Questions”

Book Club Round 2 – Queenie

For July’s Book Club pick, we have the sensational Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams, winner of the 2020 British Book Awards ‘book of the year’!!! **For thoughts and questions from last month’s Book Club pick, click here.** Candice Carty-Williams’ fantastic novel, Queenie, has dominated the book charts since its release in 2019. In London, we’re introducedContinue reading “Book Club Round 2 – Queenie”

My Summer Reading List 2020

Originally, this post was going to be a list of beach reads that aren’t crap, i.e. ones that aren’t called ‘the secret WAG’ and don’t revolve around missing kids (think Gwen in Gavin and Stacey reading ‘Please Mummy, No!’ and it’s sequel, ‘Daddy, please don’t!’). But as holidays are off the cards for the foreseeableContinue reading “My Summer Reading List 2020”

Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo

No-one sums up Bernardine Evaristo’s novel quite like the author herself: ‘this is about being together’ It’s my first five-star review! I would like to begin by requesting that if you have not yet read this book, please go and put it on your list right now. Please. Bernadine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other is theContinue reading “Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo”