Books I Read In July

Books I Read In July

I can’t believe it’s already August! That means it’s time for Books I Read In July, your monthly instalment of books I rate or hate! This month I had a split personality when it came to reading. I alternated between two serious non-fiction and two fun fiction books. Read more

How To Have a Holiday At Home

How to Have a Holiday at Home

Like many people, you may be skipping the foreign holiday this year. Sure, it’s fun to go on holiday but most of us don’t have unlimited holiday time from work. So surely the next best thing is to bring the holiday to you? Read more

Review: Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Reading Landline by Rainbow Rowell is like falling in love. Or rather, falling with love with two characters who are in love…it’s complicated. Like a new relationship, I went through all the stages with Landline. We met but I wasn’t that bothered, we met again and I was intrigued, we agreed to spend more time with each other… then suddenly it was 1am on a Wednesday and I realised I possibly needed an intervention, because I was obsessed. Yeah, I know. It’s that kind of book. Read more

The Man Booker Prize 2016 Longlist

The Man Booker Prize 2016 Longlish

The Man Booker Prize 2016 Longlist was released at 12.00 today and I’m just a little excited. I always enjoy looking over the books nominated for the Man Booker Prize. There’s something about it that makes me think of ‘incredibly important literature’. It’s like a talent contest for books; I love trying to work out who will make the shortlist (which is announced on September 13th). Most years I do not get the chance to read all of the books but it is always interesting to observe the trends in literature that play out amongst the list. Read more

Books I Read in June

Books I Read in June

Ok, it might be the middle of July, but it’s time for some reminiscence. I spent a good chunk of June on holiday in France (I know, #humblebrag) and so I had even more time to indulge in some good quality relaxation…in the form of reading! The books I read June were definitely chosen with a theme in mind, and that was France! Read more

Review: Middlemarch by George Eliot

Middlemarch Cover

‘Middlemarch, the magnificent book which with all its imperfections is one of the few English novels for grown-up people’- Virginia Woolf  When I read this quote I suddenly realised that I had to read Middlemarch by George Eliot. Like, now. Have you ever experienced that overwhelming sense of needing to read a book? It took me completely by surprise. You see, I’ve been dodging George Eliot for years. Read more