Giving up on a classic

In recent months I've become much more cutthroat with putting down books that I'm not completely invested in. Mostly it's books that I don't feel bad about leaving unfinished - Carry On and Prep being recent examples of this - and due to what I can only describe as genre snobbery I gave myself a free pass for … Continue reading Giving up on a classic

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Books I read for school: the ones I hated

While scrolling through my 'read' shelf on Goodreads it struck me that some of the books I have given the highest and lowest ratings are books that were required readings for school. I feel that having to constantly pick apart the piece and revisit it week after week for discussion amplifies any strong feelings that … Continue reading Books I read for school: the ones I hated

Book Recommendations based on your favourite TV Shows

After spending the bank holiday marathoning the second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events (and it making me immediately want to re-read the series), I started thinking about books that give me the same feelings and have the same transportive power as great TV shows. I've put together some recommendations in a liked-that-try-this format based on … Continue reading Book Recommendations based on your favourite TV Shows