All posts tagged book club

Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

‘Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for Greatness.’   This novel or the series may not be on the ‘to study’ category, but it’s definitely intellectually and creatively stimulating. Also […]

Celebrating Mary Shelley- 3 books you’ll enjoy if you loved Frankenstein

Readers celebrated Mary Shelley’s 222n​ d​ birthday last month and many avid fans, including myself, took this opportunity to reflect on ​Frankenstein​ and Shelley’s impact on the sci-fi and gothic […]

Give it a read ‘Don’t sweat the small stuff’ by Richard Carlson.

Book Review: A Personal favourite of mine so far…         I continually read biographies, autobiographies and self-help, a lot of the time non-fiction. These are books which grab […]

The Last by Hanna Jameson – a startling look into what could be our future

“Maybe I was lucky, watching the end of the world online, instead of living it, reacting to an explosion or a siren announcing one.”   Jon Keller is in a […]

Mother Ship by Francesca Segal- an important tale about motherhood and the NHS

Mother Ship is a heart-wrenching non-fiction tale about Francesca Segal’s experience when her newborn premature twins were placed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). She guards her twins in […]

Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

“Nearly everything I know about love, I’ve learnt from my long-term friendships with women.” Dolly Alderton is a journalist and writer who published her debut novel, Everything I Know About […]

Forbidden romance, vampires, and feminism- the history behind gothic fiction

Said to be one of the pioneers of gothic fiction, Ann Radcliffe published The Mysteries of Udolpho in 1794 and earned £500 from this publication. With The Mysteries of Udolpho, […]

Books to fill the Game of Thrones void

Game of Thrones has finished and if you’re wondering what to do with the Westeros shaped hole in your life, you’ve clicked on the right article. We’ve loved the immersive […]

Book review: Bird Cottage by Eva Meijer

‘A beautifully imaginative novel that delves into one woman’s life and her extraordinary relationship with birds’   Gwendolen ‘Len’ Howard was forty years old when she decided to leave her […]