Six bright, misfit students begin at Oxford the autumn of 1990. Whilst many of their peers are from monied backgrounds and have been brought up with a silver spoon in their mouths, the group become friends on the basis that they are different from the rest. Jolyon, the most charming and well-loved of the group, … Continue reading Book Review | Black Chalk by Christoper Yates
Since having recently moved to the US, this is my first experience of Thanksgiving! This is also only my second participation in Top 5 Wednesday, a weekly feature hosted by ThoughtsOnTomes. You can join the group on Goodreads to find out the topics for each week. Here goes... 1. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara I am thankful for … Continue reading Top 5 Wednesday | Books You’re Thankful For
I’ve seen Rupi Kaur’s work floating around the bookosphere for a while – I’ve been following her on Instagram for ages – and whilst I’ve read the poetry she posts on there, I’ve never actually sat down with her anthology in hand and read her work cover-to-cover. With the huge buzz surrounding her second volume, The … Continue reading Poetry Review | Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur
As she's done a dozen times before, Nora takes the train out from London into the countryside town where her sister, Rachel, lives. Walking up the path to her secluded home, she opens the front door, ready to enjoy an evening of home-cooked food and good conversation. Nothing prepares her for the scene that awaits; … Continue reading Book Review | Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by ThoughtsOnTomes. You can join the group on Goodreads to find out the topics for each week. This is my first time participating, and what with Halloween almost upon us, I couldn't resist...
It’s the long, sultry summer of 1982 in a small town in upstate New York. School friends Matthew and Patrick are spending the day up in the Swangum mountains. Nothing about this is unusual - it's where they've whiled away many summer days past. ‘I loved it in the Swangums, the summer of ‘81 one … Continue reading Book Review | Grist Mill Road by Christopher Yates
"And there will be other lives for unpaid debts, for one-night stands, for Prague and Paris, for painful shoes with pointy toes, for indecision and revisions. And there will be other lives for fathers walking daughters down aisles. And there will be other lives for sweet babies with skin like milk..."