“Where the Crawdads Sing” Challenges Preconceptions of Loneliness and Leading a Simple life

This is a beautiful story and one that contains a timely and important message. Where the Crawdads Sing, has received a lot of media attention and has become one of those books that many people recognise, regardless of whether they have read it or not. As a bookseller, I can say it went through theContinue reading ““Where the Crawdads Sing” Challenges Preconceptions of Loneliness and Leading a Simple life”

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Everything I Read in 2020

Breaking down my year of reading month by month: including my ratings, thoughts, and recommendations. If you’re a regular reader, you’ll know by now just how much reading has played a role in my life throughout the past few months. It’s pretty much been my lifeline. Yes, I’ve read more this year because I’ve had moreContinue reading “Everything I Read in 2020”

‘The Discomfort of Evening’: A Disturbing but Compelling Read

The international prize winner paints a dark, violent and uncomfortable picture of life in the rural Netherlands. The Discomfort of Evening is a novel like no other. In many ways, it is evocative of the traditional literary fiction genre. Told through the perspective of Jas, a 10-year-old girl — it is highly character-driven. My qualms withContinue reading “‘The Discomfort of Evening’: A Disturbing but Compelling Read”

Memorable Quotes From my Top Reads in 2020

Remembering words of wisdom from some of my favourite reads this year. This year has been rubbish — I think we can all agree on that. But it has been a blessing in many ways, at least for me. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a lot of free time due to the pandemic, andContinue reading “Memorable Quotes From my Top Reads in 2020”