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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October Reading

Two months ago I started my third year at university and because the work load has proved to be much more substantial this year, I decided to go back to monthly book reviews rather than individual ones. Luckily, third year at a Scottish university means that I had the opportunity to choose all my classes…

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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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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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