My Classics TBR

Over the years Classic literature has transformed from something that felt really rather daunting and out of reach to something that I actively enjoy engaging with, and this is largely down to mandatory explorations of such texts at school. In my love for deep analysis I found a real love for the types of literature… Continue reading My Classics TBR

Reading Every Book Mentioned in Roald Dahl’s Matilda

During a recent reread of Matilda, one of my all- time favorite books from my childhood, I came to realize that tiny little Matilda has read far more classics than I, a firm lover of classics, ever have! In childhood I never truly appreciated the variety of important and impactful literature she had read, and… Continue reading Reading Every Book Mentioned in Roald Dahl’s Matilda

Book Tropes I Do and Don’t Love!

Books are essentially made up of tropes, so it goes without saying that there are a whole multitude present in much of modern literature! While some tropes are far from enjoyable and serve to turn into overused cliches, there are also a fair share of tropes that work brilliantly and can truly make a novel… Continue reading Book Tropes I Do and Don’t Love!

Popular Books I DNF’ed

We all have books that were so tediously boring that we couldn't bear to finish them, and though some may stay strong and persevere, I can't say this is something I'm inclined to do often. If I'm not enjoying a book I'll simply put it down! This, as you can probably imagine, has led to… Continue reading Popular Books I DNF’ed

Beautiful Hardcover, Not So Beautiful Paperback

Try as we might to ignore it, we must admit to ourselves that the vast majority of us do in fact judge a book by its cover-- in the most literal sense! And so what is worse than loving the premise of a book but absolutely hating the cover? Or, in a similar vein to… Continue reading Beautiful Hardcover, Not So Beautiful Paperback

Bookish Landmarks I Most Want To Visit!

The world is full of absolutely beautiful bookish places which, unfortunately, I haven't yet had the privilege of visiting. From small bookstores in Paris to theatres- turned- libraries elsewhere in the world, there are a whole multitude of landmarks I am incredibly keen to visit! I have therefore decided to create a list of the… Continue reading Bookish Landmarks I Most Want To Visit!

Book Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

“I felt very still and empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo.” The Bell Jar is a poignant and thoroughly impactful story that proves to be a brutally honest means of exploring and depicting a darker side of the human psyche. Here… Continue reading Book Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath