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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May Reading

Long time, no read! Hello darlings! I’m so sorry for my absence on here lately – I decided to take a break from writing/creating during my final exams, and then Lewis and I had some family obligations just days after I was finished, hence the silence. However, I am so happy to be back and…

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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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April Reading

Even though I am still in the midst of revision for exams, the fact that I have no classes has meant that I have been reading, reading, reading! I started off the month craving some fantasy, and finally decided to take on a tomb of  book I have been wanting to re-read for ages. Even…

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March Reading

March was another successful reading month for me and I am happy to say that I even managed to fit in a good amount of personal books as well as those for my studies. Specifically with what I read towards the end of the month, I learned a lot about the influential movements in early…

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February Reading

Although this post is coming at a time that is embarrassingly late, I know that a lot of the followers on my old YouTube channel really miss the monthly wrap-up of books I have been reading. In conjunction with the monthly film posts, I thought I would do a monthly reading list with my personal…

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