The Man Booker Prize 2016 Longlist

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 by George Eliot

‘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

Books I Read In May

Books I Read in May

The books I read in May definitely reflected the changing spring weather. With the sun finally showing himself in England I couldn’t resist books which were upbeat and happy (with the exception of the murder mystery!) Read more

The Benefits of Reading

The Benefits of Reading

If you love reading you don’t really need any other excuses for indulging in your favourite pastime. But what if I told you that the benefits of reading have been scientifically proven? It might sound too good to be true, but it’s not. There are hundreds of scientific studies out there that prove that reading is genuinely good for you. So, let’s discover how indulging in a little reading everyday can make your life better in the long run. Read more

5 Authors to Read If You Love Jane Austen

Jane Austen is one of the best loved authors in the world. Her books have been read, and re-read for generations; and for good reason. No one does it quite like Jane, but sadly her list of works is slightly on the short side. And, let’s face it…there’s only so many times you can re-read Pride & Prejudice! So, when you’re craving some Jane Austen, but want something new, here are five authors to give a try. Read more