A terrible secret lies buried at the heart of this house. August 1939. As the world goes to war, Hetty Cartwright arrives at Lockwood Manor, to take up her new post for the duration of the war, as safekeeper of the natural history museum’s most treasured animal collection, recently evacuated from London. Yet life at… Continue reading The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey
After a storm has killed off all the island's men, two women in a 1600s Norwegian coastal village struggle to survive against both natural forces and the men who have been sent to rid the community of alleged witchcraft. Finnmark, Norway, 1617. Twenty-year-old Maren Bergensdatter stands on the craggy coast, watching the sea break into… Continue reading The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Hey! Are you a reader who appreciates diversity? Are you always looking to include more diverse representation to your reading lists? Are you willing to add more South-Asian books to your lists in 2020? Well then, THE SOUTH-ASIAN READING CHALLENGE 2020 [SARC2020] is meant for you! Let’s appreciate the desi representation in literature and read more South-Asian stories. Why does this mean so… Continue reading The South-Asian Reading Challenge (SARC 2020) // Official Sign Ups & Information!
Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and… Continue reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Arden has just started university when she meets Mac – and quickly falls head over heels for the handsome, charismatic film lecturer. Their love affair is dramatic, exciting and all-consuming; the sort of thing you only see in the movies. It couldn’t last. But thirty years later, leading a very different life, Arden is visiting… Continue reading You, Me and the Movies by Fiona Collins
July 1914. Young Englishwoman Vivian Rose Spencer is running up a mountainside in an ancient land, surrounded by figs and cypresses. Soon she will discover the Temple of Zeus, the call of adventure, and the ecstasy of love. Thousands of miles away a twenty-year old Pathan, Qayyum Gul, is learning about brotherhood and loyalty in… Continue reading A God in Every Stone by Kamila Shamsie
I honestly can't picture what my life would be like without the many books I've found refuge in over the years. I wrote a post a couple of months ago about the ways reading has changed my life so it got me thinking about the books that really made me love reading and pretty much… Continue reading My favourite books growing up