Still Me

JOJO Moyes has done it again with her sensational novel Still Me. I wasn’t really sure what to expect with this novel – After You had been a bit of a disappointment for me and I had struggled to really connect with it – but Still Me blew me away. Lou Clark returns in the…

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

THE other day, when I was at the local shop, I saw my primary school crush. It was such a random, crazy moment, seeing him in the queue opposite me as I clutched a pint of milk and tried to juggle bags of rolls and vegetarian burgers. And for a moment, when we caught eyes,…

Humans of New York Stories

WHAT can I tell you about the Humans of New York that you probably don’t know? Not a lot, I imagine. With over seven and a half million followers on Instagram alone, you’d have to have been hiding under a rock to not know about Brandon Stanton and The Humans of New York. As a…

The Gospel of Loki

WAS Santa good to you this year? He certainly was to me, if the books piled up in my room are any indication. But Christmas isn’t just about receiving or giving or food. It’s about family and friends and relations. And of course, it’s all about the books. Forget convertibles, a duplex and decorations from…

All I want for Christmas

MARIAH Carey was really on to something. Surely, there’s no better way to get across how badly you wanted love for Christmas than by singing about all the things you would give up for it. In my case the YOU I want for Christmas isn’t love, it’s books. (Just don’t tell my boyfriend that) But…

The Hobbit (There and Back Again)

I’M ashamed to admit that when it comes to the works of JRR Tolkien, I saw all the films first. Which is unusual as I always read the books first. Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, The Northern Lights, The Hunger Games, Fallen, The Host, Twilight – you name the series, and I will tell you that…

Life and Death

I WAS late to the Twilight party. Shocking, I know. And to this day, I’m still not entirely sure how I managed to miss it. Loads of my friends were talking about it at the time, my mum even mentioned it to me once but I just had no interest in picking up Meyer’s books….

Attachments

LET’S talk books that can change your life. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell may not seem like the obvious choice. How could a novel that’s not classic literature, with less than 350 pages and missing a Nobel Prize change someone’s life? The answer is simple really. It brought me back to my love of my books….

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

NIGHTS are getting colder and longer – which of course means that as exam pressure and holiday work stress piles on, it’s now the perfect time to kick back with a book. We had our first bit of snow this week, so obviously Christmas is here. But between work, uni, family and (oh god) present…