Normal People by Sally Rooney

I will hold my hands up and admit that I had been avoiding reading this book for a very long time. I had heard mixed reviews about Sally Rooney and after picking up her other most well-known book Conversations with Friends in Waterstones, I put it down 20 pages later as I simply didn’t enjoy her writingContinue reading “Normal People by Sally Rooney”

The Outsider/The Stranger by Albert Camus

I think, like most other book bloggers, I am not going to write a review of every single book I have ever read. I cannot even imagine how much work that would be. But one of the reasons why I decided to write a review on Camus’ work is because it seems to have goneContinue reading “The Outsider/The Stranger by Albert Camus”

Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan

As an early Christmas present, my mother had gifted me a trip to Waterstones to pick up any 5 books of my choosing. I had nailed down the 4 that I wanted and was struggling to decide on my final one. With time running out I made a split section decision to go with thisContinue reading “Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan”

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Wide Sargasso Sea is a story of a feminist and anti-colonial response to Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre, and perfectly encapsulates Bronte’s ‘madwoman in the attic’. The novel, initially set in Jamaica, takes place a short while after the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 which ended slavery in the British Empire. The act which gave blackContinue reading “Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys”

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

As you can see from the title, this post is going to be a book review of Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. This was one of the books on my December TBR, and I have to say that I have mixed reviews about it. For anyone that hasn’t read the book, this review will contain someContinue reading “Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov”

A Tin Drum by Gunter Grass

Earlier this month I was looking around in Waterstones for a new book to take with me on holiday. Just by chance, I picked up this book, and thought it would be a good opportunity to expand my horizons in foreign literature. And honestly, I’m not sure I would have written a review on itContinue reading “A Tin Drum by Gunter Grass”

The Testaments by Margaret Atwood

I am going to be reviewing the most highly anticipated and talked about book probably of the whole year: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood. More specifically, I am going to be discussing the issue in the modern Western world of the decline of childbirth, and relating this what Atwood’s book.  Having loved the dystopian novelContinue reading “The Testaments by Margaret Atwood”