• Daisy Jones and the six, Taylor Jenkins Reid Book Review

    2nd Mar 2020 by

    I couldn’t not pick up this book after hearing all the amazing things that were said about it, so I did! And it completely lived up to expectations. The novel follows the band, ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’, and there tumultuous rise and fall from fame in the golden age of the 70s. The book… Read more

  • A visit from the goon squad, Jennifer Egan book review

    30th Jan 2020 by

    Hey guys! Haven’t updated by blog recently because of an excessive amount of Coursework, but I’m back with a great book. I read this novel for my module, ‘Contemporary Literature and Culture’, and within the first few pages you immediately gather a sense of the post-modern, and the ‘contemporary’ aspect the lecturers will focus on.… Read more

  • The Testaments, Margaret Atwood Book Review

    6th Jan 2020 by

    Oh no! The Testaments doesn’t have the most promising beginning, and I have high hopes! However, midway through the novel the pace quickened and the plot became interesting. More than that, I could hardly put it down. There are many redeeming factors of The Testaments. Firstly, as I have seen many others comment, Aunt Lydia’s… Read more

  • STONER, JOHN WILLIAMS: BOOK REVIEW

    3rd Dec 2019 by

    Stoner is a novel by John Williams, originally published in 1965. However, it went out of print due to being largely unacknowledged in the time of its release. It was reissued in 1972, 2003, and in 2006, with an introduction from John McGahern. And thank god it was! Stoner is subdued yet intensely moving, and… Read more

  • Books I want to read

    27th Nov 2019 by

    I thought I’d write a post following on from my reading goals, and focussing on the books that I have, or will be getting, on my bookshelf! I’m currently reading ‘Stoner’, by John Edward Williams. I’ll let everyone know how it is, but for now I have extremely high hopes. Well done to the Man… Read more

  • ‘Green Book’ Review

    25th Nov 2019 by

    At the 2019 Oscars, ‘Green Book’, directed by Peter Farrelly took home 3 awards, including best picture and best supporting actor for Mahashera Ali. The film, based on a true story, follows Dr Don Shirley, a world-class African-American pianist who decides to take a trip to the Jim Crow South in 1962. Quite clearly, he’s… Read more

  • Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys Book Review

    25th Nov 2019 by

    Wide Sargasso Sea is a tale of tragic beauty, one that is multi-layered in its exploration of race, displacement and gender. The novel both humanises and de-humanises central characters while linking them inexplicably to their pasts. Set in the magical scenery of Jamaica, Rhys confronts and scrutinises Bronte’s novel, Jane Eyre. Both a prequel and… Read more

  • Reading Goals for 2020

    25th Nov 2019 by

    HELLO BOOKWORMS! What are everyone’s reading goals for 2020? For me, studying English, I have a set reading list per term. While this is great, it means I’m catching up a lot and don’t get time to read other things, whether that be new releases or general book recommendations. Basically, I find myself reading a… Read more

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