November Reading

Another month of reading comes to a close and although the quantity of books remains a bit sparse, the quality was a delightful surprise… THE CRANES DANCE by Meg Howrey Published: 2012 My Rating: 4/5 I was initially pulled towards THE CRANES DANCE through booktube, and it definitely did not disappoint. Although it took me…

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REVIEW // The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

Published: 1922 My Edition: Rating: 3/5 Reading Agatha Christie has always been a nostalgic act for me. Although we weren’t very close, it reminds of the quiet afternoons I would spend with my grandparents as my Grandmother would indulge in her latest Christie acquisition. This became where my love for the classic crime fiction author…

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REVIEW // GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell

Published: 1936 My Edition: Here Rating: 4/5 Margaret Mitchell’s GONE WITH THE WIND is a classic tome that has intimidated readers for years since it’s publication. Myself included, GONE WITH THE WIND  became the book that most people knew the general idea of the story, but never bothered to pick up the novel (especially considering…

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University Reading List // Year 3, Semester 1

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REVIEW // Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

Published: 2016 My Edition: Here Rating: 2/5 Deborah Levy’s Hot Milk follows Sofia – in her early twenties, recently graduated anthropologist, and carer of her mother Rose. In an attempt to cure Rose’s mysterious illness, they both travel to Spain and meet Dr. Gomez – an unconventional doctor whose treatments only further the confusion of what…

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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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REVIEW // Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Published: 1987 My Edition: Here Rating: 3/5 When going in to Murakami’s most well-known work, I was prepared for some overwhelmingly beautiful prose and intricate insights into the characters that inhabit his magical realism world. Having read two of his works before – The Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage and The Strange…

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June Reading

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt My Edition: Abacus, 2014 **THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW** The Goldfinch was a book I  had on my shelves for very long time but was always too intimidated and scared to read. After my overly successful read of The Secret History, I was, naturally, afraid that The Goldfinch wouldn’t…

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SUNDAY COFFEE 03: favourite YouTubers + content of the moment!

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Representation in Media

The topic of “representation” in media is incredibly apt at the moment. With Netflix producing 13 Reason’s Why, the President of the United States trying – multiple times – to take privileges away from transgender, female, and/or LGBTQ+ people, and the #BLACKLIVESMATTER campaign, there are so many levels of representation that need to be addressed. I…

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