Category Archives: Awesome

Books you should read NOW. Yes, NOW. Right now. Stop what you’re doing and READ THIS.

The Silence of the Girls – Pat Barker

This was a lot less about the girls than I was expecting. Which isn’t to say it was bad, just… not the book you anticipate when you read the blurb. In a large part, the book is still telling the … Continue reading

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Home Fire – Kamila Shamsie

Well this was amazing. I forget how brilliant good books can feel, when I’ve spent too long reading mediocre things. And this is more than just good. It wouldn’t surprise me if it ended up being the best book I … Continue reading

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Children of Time – Adrian Tchaikovsky (reread)

I wouldn’t have reread this again so soon (less than two years) but it’s another book club reread, so here we go. I’m not objecting – it was a good book – but it was only just long enough ago … Continue reading

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Folk – Zoe Gilbert

I maaaay have bought this partially on the strength of the cover. It’s just so pretty! And when you have as little blurb as I did when I first came across it, the cover does make a huge difference… to … Continue reading

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The Sparrow – Mary Doria Russell (reread)

Shockingly, I still like this book. I’m not going to discuss theĀ  book as itself much, as I’ve already done that here. My views are roughly the same, more or less. Maybe some amount less fuss about what I’m supposed … Continue reading

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A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing – Eimear McBride

This was… weird. (I got that far and then paused writing to do something else, and now it’s over a week later and I’m tempted to leave this post there… but I won’t). I’m not sure if that is a … Continue reading

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The Silmarillion – J. R. R. Tolkien

Oh. Em. Gee. I loved it so much. I mean, I kind of expected to enjoy it, given that I enjoy the world-building aspect of Tolkien more than the story-telling, but it was just brilliant. I have been way way … Continue reading

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