Books / 19/01/2021 Books that make you Happy: The Truths & Triumphs of Grace Atherton by Anstey Harris

With everything going on in the world right now, we could all do with some cheering up. Well, look no further than ‘The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton’ to raise your spirits. I needed something uplifting to read over the Christmas break, and decided to give this a go as I had seen such...

Books / 19/01/2021 Books that make you Happy: All My Friends are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman

‘All My Friends Are Superheroes’ is the only book I have re-read every year since I stumbled across it back in 2015. Sitting at around 120 pages, it is the perfect book to settle down with a cup of tea and finish front to back by the time your brew is done. It tells the...

Books / 19/01/2021 Anticipated Reads of 2021

Millions of books get published every year, so it can be overwhelming to try and sift through new releases and get your hands on the best up-and-coming novels. From Kazuo Ishiguro to Angie Thomas, Cassandra Clare to Jon McGregor, a whole host of beloved authors are releasing new works in 2021, and while I could...

Books / 19/01/2021 What to do about books you can’t get into

You’ve just started a new book, but it isn’t exactly what you hoped it would be. In fact, you can’t get into it at all. What do you do?  The two options are usually: 1) Hope it gets better, and keep pushing through. 2) Ditch it and move on to something you’ll enjoy more.  Now,...

Books / 19/01/2021 The problem with literature reading lists

In any ‘100 Books To Read Before You Die’ list, you’re bound to find a couple of Brontës, an Orwell work and probably an Austen thrown in there too. It’s hard to look at these lists and find something new that you haven’t heard about in school before. These kinds of classics represent times in...

Books / 15/12/2020 How much does the author matter?

(Content Warning: mentions of transphobia, anti-Semitism, and racism) Unless you have somehow managed to stay offline for the past three years, you have probably heard at least some of the controversy surrounding Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Since first being accused of transphobia in 2018 for liking a tweet that described trans women as “men...


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Fiction against racism

Race, racism, and racial injustice continue to stain the fabric of our society, as they have done for many years. As they do, the importance of education as a tool to recognise, comprehend and dismantle racism, as well as its associated institutions, has moved to the forefront of conversations surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement….

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Isolation reads

As an avid reader, isolation is almost a dream for me. Restricted only by university summatives, it has been dictated by the government that my time cannot be spent going to work or doing anything that involves going outside.  For the first few days of isolation, I focused on getting through my remaining reading lists…

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