It’s no surprise that when the sun comes out Netflix loses its appeal (or maybe throughout winter you’ve already browsed and binged all it has to offer), and everyone rushes outside to soak up some irresistible sunshine – more often than not with a book in hand. As a reader, nothing beats the sense of being totally immersed within the pages of a novel, so why not foster that feeling by reading something suited to the season? The blissful time is not too far away when compulsory course reading lists will be a long-forgotten memory and any book opened will be one of complete choice. In the meantime, get your spring-reading bucket list in order; here are some suggestions that offer particularly compelling reads at this time of year. Continue reading Top Spring Reads
Sally Rooney’s first novel Conversations with Friends encapsulates the depths, challenges and complications of friendship in the 21st century. Following the story of Frances and Bobbi, two students in Ireland, Conversations with Friends is a gripping tale of love, lust and heartbreak as each character navigates the complexities of relationships. Rooney portrays a toxic, yet somehow unbreakable, friendship and hence explores the concepts of passivity … Continue reading In My Good Books: ‘Conversations With Friends’ by Sally Rooney
Although Christmas is over, Jing Lau takes us through some festive reading choices. One to bookmark and save for 353 days time! Continue reading 5 Books you should have read over Christmas
5 poems you should read over the Christmas holidays to increase your festive cheer. Continue reading Christmas Countdown: Five Poems to Read over Christmas if . . .
With the list of books I wish to read growing at a faster rate than my reading pace, I’m in a constant battle to get through every book I want. This week I took one step closer by finally getting round to a novel I have wanted to read for two years. This wasn’t my first attempt – during the summer I went into Waterstones, … Continue reading Booked In With Jess: 10