One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

This book is one of those that had sat on my TBR list for about two years but for some reason every time I saw it in the bookshop I opted to buy something else instead. But what better time to catch up with the TBR list than during this big lockdown? And I haveContinue reading “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey”

The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

If you did an English A-Level or IB in a British school then most likely you studied Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. If you were particularly daring then maybe you didn’t even read the book properly but obtained the same info on Sparknotes and watched the film starring Leonardo Di Caprio. However, if youContinue reading “The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald”

Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell

George Orwell is probably most of the well-known authors around the world, with his book Nineteen Eighty-Four being on almost all ‘every book to read before you die’ list. And while Nineteen Eighty-Four is a well written and thought-provoking book, I also feel that Down and Out in Paris and London is equally as importantContinue reading “Down and Out in Paris and London by George Orwell”

Little Man, What Now? by Hans Fallada

Hiya! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything onto this page. With everything going on in the world and the precariousness of my financial situation posting on this blog took a little bit of a backburner. But now that I have more free time, I want to get back into and what betterContinue reading “Little Man, What Now? by Hans Fallada”

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”

Bonjour Tristesse by Francoise Sagan

As an early Christmas present, my mother had gifted me a trip to Waterstone’s to pick up any five 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”

The Rise of Audible

I was recently scrolling on Twitter when I came across a tweet by Michael Patrick Hicks, in which he highlighted a major disadvantage for authors from Audible. He said that if someone returns a book on the site, then the author has to pay for that book out of their royalties. It’s sort of likeContinue reading “The Rise of Audible”

Greek Mythology: Narcissus

Here we go again, with another analysis of someone in Greek Mythology. This time I am going to be talking about Narcissus, son of the river god Cephissus and the nymph Liliope. I have recently become more interested in psychology, which led me to explore the connection between Narcissus and the narcissism. According to theContinue reading “Greek Mythology: Narcissus”