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 →

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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 →

Christmas Book Haul

I didn't go too overboard this Christmas with books, especially considering the to-read pile in my room that has become a mountain this year. I got four new books for Christmas, all of which I'm very excited to read in 2018.   Women and Power by Mary Beard The second I saw this in Waterstones... Continue Reading →

Winter in Literature

“That’s what winter is: an exercise in remembering how to still yourself then how to come pliantly back to life again." - Winter by Ali Smith   Winter has never been my favourite season, especially in literature. It feels at times too aligned with darkness and coldness, especially once the magic of Christmas gets stripped away.... Continue Reading →

Classics I Want To Read

After doing a post about my favourite classic novels, I realised how many classics I still haven’t read, some I still desperately want to read that have been slowly collecting dust in my to-read pile, others I’m curious or not too sure about. Here is a short list of the classics that I want to... 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 →

5 Books I Want To Read Before 2018

  After an intense, exhausting and stressful week I've taken a much needed day off today. I've spent pretty much the whole week writing uni assignments, and they're so nearly done and I'm ready to sleep for the rest of the year. I've had today off to rest, recharge and do some general organisation of... 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 →

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