I remember spotting this book in a Waterstone’s not long after it was published. I was drawn in by the cover and title, and put off by the word ‘essays’. To be fair to myself, I was barely sixteen and shopping for prom jewellery at the time – in the midst of my GCSEs, the … Continue reading ‘Men Explain Things to Me’ in the #MeToo Era
In honour of the Solo trailer, I will be reviewing some old Star Wars stuff I’ve come across. A brief synopsis of this book? Han accidentally joins a cult, I suppose. Surprisingly, judging by the teaser for Solo, this novel may shed a little light on Disney’s inspiration for Han’s backstory.
I recently read Rainbow Rowell’s festive collection, Almost Midnight, which includes two short stories previously published in other collections. Here’s what I thought.
I saw Everything, Everything last week in the cinema, because it didn’t release in the UK until August 18th. I had read and reviewed the book not long ago, and wasn’t a massive fan. Now that I’ve finally seen the film, does it hold up? Mild spoilers ahead!
If you haven’t noticed, my borrowed book club has recently hit a wall. To fill this void, I’m writing a post of recommendations. These are the books I would borrow to you.
I didn’t love this book. With glowing recommendations from more than one friend, I had very high expectations for Nicola Yoon’s first novel. Unfortunately, the twist left me underwhelmed. However, this catalogue of Maddy's thoughts is very well written.
Carol is novel about falling in love. It’s almost impossible not to read it through a vintage lens, with its vignette burns and autumnal tones of brown and red. t’s cinematic, it’s beautiful, and it’s dramatic. Just like falling in love.
All The Bright Places is often compared to The Fault in Our Stars – as is almost every sad YA novel out there. The difference with this book? It’s everything TFIOS should have been. It’s heartfelt, it’s less pretentious, and the focus is on friendship.
I devoured it in a day. It’s a short, simple, summer read. Set almost exclusively over summers on a private island, the book is perfect for avoiding boredom as you lounge on the beach.
This book is a perfect read for the journey back home after some time in a big city. It reminds us to love our small homes despite their flaws.