Books for International Women’s Day

My favourite books by women, about women in history. There’s so many posts I wanted to write for today, which hopefully I will at some point. For now, however, I’m sticking to these ones in particular, as these have shaped my outlook on history, and remind me that there is hundreds and thousands of years... Continue Reading →


February Reading Roundup/Review

February has been a month mostly dominated by course reading, but that should change next month hopefully! Even so, the books for my course this month have been incredibly interesting, so I've been quite lucky this month. Howards End by E.M. Forster: Rating Five Stars “Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will... Continue Reading →

January Reading Roundup/Review

It’s not been a bad start to 2018 reading wise. My Goodreads challenge is 45 books, and so far thankfully I'm on track, which I'm hoping I can keep it up throughout the year. I've read 4 books, half for pleasure, and half for my course, so I’m please there’s been a healthy balance between... Continue Reading →


The Quiet Brilliance of Agnes Grey

Anne Brontë is my woman of the month for January, and for a follow up post to celebrate her I thought I would express my admiration for her first novel Agnes Grey. I’ve written quite a bit on The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, but think it is the perfect time to express my love for... Continue Reading →


My Favourite Books of 2017

I’ve managed to (just) reach my Goodreads reading challenge of the year by reading 40 books. I’m really happy with what I’ve read this year, and I have been lucky enough to read some wonderful books that will stay with me forever. Here are my favourites that ranked above the others this year. Autumn and... Continue Reading →


My Favourite Classic Novels

I’ve mentioned a few of my favourite novels on here before, but I thought it would be nice to do a post on what most of my preferred books fall under: Classics. I haven’t talked about a lot of my favourite books yet, so here’s a short overview of some that I love. Wuthering Heights... Continue Reading →


Victober and October Reading Roundup

  I’m currently reading Victorian novels for one of my modules this semester, called ‘The Victorian Art of Murder’ which is examining the cultural fascination crime sparked during the Victorian period. It’s been really fascinating to see a lot of violent stereotypes be debunked, and how the rise of the press and access to new... Continue Reading →


Anne Brontë, ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’ and My Dissertation

“When we have to do with vice and vicious characters, I maintain it is better to depict them as they really are than as they would wish to appear. To represent a bad thing in its least offensive light is, doubtless, the most agreeable course for a writer of fiction to pursue; but is it... Continue Reading →


September Reading Roundup/Review

Being back at university this month had meant that my reading  has slowed down more than I would have liked, but I’m hoping that now term has started it will be easier for me to get into a routine and continue reading on my train journeys every weekend. Once I'm able to plan my future... Continue Reading →


Up ↑