REVIEW // East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Published: 1952 My Edition: Here Rating: 5/5 East of Eden was one of the more daunting books waiting to be read in my flat, and after putting it off for what felt like – and literally turned out to be – years, I have finally ticked it off my list. Steinbeck’s tomb is a retelling of…

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Leather-Bound Reads: Interview with Lara Williams, author of Treats!

It’s no secret that one of the best reads of the year so far for me is the short story collection Treats by Lara Williams. Most stories are only a few pages long, but are packed with the harsh realities of being a grown, modern woman in today’s society. Tackling subjects like dating, love, sex,…

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Leather-Bound Reads: The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

Published: September 2016, Faber & Faber My Rating: 4/5 Goodreads Book Depository   “for all the world’s an empty stage if he’s not standing in it.” – The Lesser Bohemians, pg. 265   When a young Irish actress finds herself training in London, all she dreams of is the West End and a flourishing cinema…

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WALKING THE LIGHTS by Deborah Andrews

Published: Freight Books, 2016 My Rating: 3.5/5 Goodreads Book Depository ‘She moved to the sofa and wiped her tears with the end of her sleeve, scratchy against her face. The vinegary smell from the fish supper Mike had reeled home with spiked the back of her nose. She bundled it up and hurled it across…

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IN COLD BLOOD by Truman Capote

Published: Penguin Classis, 2000 (Original: Random House, 1966) My Rating: 5/5 Goodreads Book Depository ‘But, no, he was imagining too much. Dick would never do that – ‘spill his guts’. Think of how often he had heard him say, ‘They can beat me blind, I’ll never tell them anything.’ Of course, Dick was a ‘blowhard’;…

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