My Year in Books: 2015

I’ve read quite a lot this year. At the beginning of 2015 I was still an English Literature student, reading an awful lot for my course. Seven months later it was summer and my graduation, after which I embraced reading things from my own reading list again after almost a degree-long hiatus. So here goes: Favourite book of 2015 This is a close contest between The … Continue reading My Year in Books: 2015

Why I always judge a book by its cover

The idiom that says you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover is apt for a lot of things – there are many things you most definitely shouldn’t judge on appearances – but I’m not so sure about books. It is possible that I am completely wrong and I have missed out on many good stories purely because I judged the cover and returned the book to … Continue reading Why I always judge a book by its cover

To Be Well Read

Originally posted on Book Guy Reviews:
I came across the Guardian’s list of the Top 100 greatest novels of all time, and I have to say that I’m impressed. Such a list is something that is immensely difficult to come up with, but The Guardian has chosen a selection of novels (some I’ve heard of, some I haven’t) that stretch in fields and genre’s from Shelley’s Frankenstein, to Calvino’s… Continue reading To Be Well Read

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

I wrote my undergradate dissertation on this novel because I love it. It also turned out to be very topical as this year transgender is definitely ‘having a moment’ (although I dislike the way transgender has been treated like a trend rather than something real people actually live through). Middlesex was written in 2002, a good decade or so before this sudden cultural interest in … Continue reading Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides