I read what felt like a huge amount in the first part of July, and thoroughly enjoyed most of it. Here’s the breakdown.
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May, June and July book wraps: finding my Booktuber feet
I’ve been making Booktube-y monthly reading wraps, so here are the videos for May, June and July.
Book Review: The Calculating Stars
I review ‘The Calculating Stars’ by Mary Robinette Kowal, a masterclass in alternative history, characterisation and compelling narrative.
April Book Wrap!
I review the four books I finished in April, waxing lyrical about complex prose I listened to, and interesting philosophical questions about how to approach life in the not-so-distant future.
Book Review: Americanah
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, one of the stars of the contemporary African writer world, tackles a narrative of love, race and displacement across continents in Americanah (2013).
Book Review: The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
I can’t work out if this book is a symptom of my heightened interest in Victoriana or one of the causes; I review Sarah Perry’s “The Essex Serpent”.
Book Review: Susanna Clarke’s Piranesi
Piranesi, Susanna Clarke’s long awaited second book, is a confusing but deft work of literary fiction. This review discusses some of its merits without giving the game away.
Book review: Octavia Butler’s Dawn
This book review discusses Octavia E. Butler’s novel, Dawn (book one of the Xenogenesis trilogy). The novel deals with challenges of being human/posthuman and constructions of otherness.
Book Review: Pratchett’s The Wee Free Men
After having finished the behemoth that was Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (see review here), and accidentally on purpose binging some kinda spooky Netflix (nothing really terrible, just the TV show, Whitechapel, which I enjoyed but was disappointed in the ending of it – could have been better wrapped, but I understand it was notContinue reading “Book Review: Pratchett’s The Wee Free Men”
Book review: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
It has taken me so long to finish this. Really. It was given to me as a birthday present in May, and I think I started reading it in July-ish (if my Goodreads start date is accurate, which I think it might be here). I finished earlier today. It is slowwwwww going. Very interesting, butContinue reading “Book review: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell”