In today's post, I summarise my reading during the first six months of 2018 and share my top 5 books of the year so far!nths of 2018 and share my top 5 books of the year so far!
In Social Creature, Tara Isabella Burton invites us on a whirlwind ride through the decadent glamour of New York City’s young, elite circles. It’s a world so full of extravagance and artifice, all sense of reality slips; an experience taken further by the constant need to photograph and caption it all, to manufacture poses, scenarios… Continue reading Review: Social Creature, by Tara Isabella Burton (2018)
While there was some beautiful prose, and many warm, witty characters, some aspects of this short story collection didn't connect with me.
It’s #LoveAudio week! I’ve loved seeing posts across social media about all the wonderful audiobooks currently (or soon-to-be) available. This format is, I think, a very good step in the right direction for making books more accessible to audiences. For many, reading a book isn’t possible, so bringing stories to life with fantastic audio productions… Continue reading A celebration of audiobooks – #LoveAudio Week
A summary of the marvellous 'Tales of Wonder' discussion at Hay Festival 2018. Thought-provoking explorations of the socio-political impact fairy tales can create, and the way they adapt through time and place, were among the many themes covered.
Who's excited for the announcement of the Women's Prize for Fiction winner this evening? The build-up to this event has been so great - I've loved hearing everyone's thoughts on the shortlist, as well as the readings and interviews from the authors themselves. It's such a fantastic celebration of reading and writing. I've only read… Continue reading Women’s Prize for Fiction 2018
A write-up of my visit to Hay Festival 2018.