October, October by Katya Balen | Book Review

Autumn is my favourite season and October, October by Katya Balen comprises everything I love about it. Before properly getting into the review I have to confess I’ve looked for the roots of this passion I have for autumn, specifically for October. Thankfully there is such a thing as a reverse due date calculator, which … Continue reading October, October by Katya Balen | Book Review

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov: Value of Privacy and the American Consumer Culture | An Essay

Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita is a myth in popular culture that uniquely shines through its approach of sensitive subjects such as paedophilia, and, maybe most importantly, through Humbert Humbert’s criticism and irony regarding post-war America and the illusory characteristics of commodities specific to the American consumer culture. Seemingly being a work of erotic and vulgar themes, … Continue reading Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov: Value of Privacy and the American Consumer Culture | An Essay

Normal People by Sally Rooney | Book Review

Normal People by Sally Rooney made me feel miserable. I didn’t begin by loving the novel, not even by liking it; I initially found the profoundly depressing story of Connell and Marianne rather annoying and monotonous. Fifty pages in I realised how downhearted this sorrowful depiction of reality made me feel, and, although I might … Continue reading Normal People by Sally Rooney | Book Review

The Cure by Patricia Josephine | Book Review

Patricia Josephine, an enormously underappreciated author who I’ve been friends with for more than five years, sent me her upcoming novel, The Cure, to review it, for which I am very grateful. If you have been reading my blog, you probably know that I’ve already reviewed quite a few of her literary works - and … Continue reading The Cure by Patricia Josephine | Book Review

Pax by Sara Pennypacker | Book Review

Pax by Sara Pennypacker is the story of twelve-year-old Peter who find himself separated from his best friend and beloved companion, Pax, a fox he saved from certain death. As the war is on the horizon and Peter’s father must leave to fulfil his duties, Peter finds himself in an unknown and unpleasant environment alone, … Continue reading Pax by Sara Pennypacker | Book Review

The Magpie Society: One for Sorrow by Zoe Sugg and Amy McCulloch | Book Review

The Magpie Society: One for Sorrow is an enjoyable YA collaborative mystery book that focuses on two students at a prestigious British boarding school going through the chaos the discovery of a body by the beach has provoked. Although drama falls heavily on the school and both Audrey, the American girl who ran from her … Continue reading The Magpie Society: One for Sorrow by Zoe Sugg and Amy McCulloch | Book Review

The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael | Book Review

The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael is a fantastic children’s book that focuses around Art and her adventures during one of the darkest periods of history: the reign of Hopkins, the self-appointed Witchfinder General who murdered during his reign hundreds of women across Scotland and England for their healing gifts and other … Continue reading The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael | Book Review

The Houseplant by Jeremy Ray | Book Review

The Houseplant was sent to me by the author, Jeremy Ray, in exchange for an honest review, for which I am beyond grateful. Told from the point of view of a plant, the touching short story revolves around a fern’s journey from the store to his beloved middle-aged human’s house. There is no secret I … Continue reading The Houseplant by Jeremy Ray | Book Review

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz || Book Review

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz is many things at once, hence why I found it difficult to organize my thoughts and write a review. Although it might seem an easy-going, fast-paced story about the relationship between two boys, it’s much more than that: it’s their relationship with … Continue reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz || Book Review