Tag Archives: Literary

How to be Both – Ali Smith

I’ve been meaning to read an Ali Smith book for ages. However, that book was Autumn, which I’ve still not got round to acquiring. But! This one was great, so in fact this has served to give me a kick to … Continue reading

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Everything I Never Told You – Celeste Ng

After I enjoyed Little Fires Everywhere so much, obviously I wanted to read Ng’s first book. Oh how convenient, someone could lend it to me. Hurrah! *consumes voraciously* Because yeah, she’s just… really good. And this was no different in that … Continue reading

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Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur

I decided I wanted to engage with some more poetry. And I had a load of audible credits to use… so hey, why not in audio form. Free books (not free books, but I already paid, so it feels like … Continue reading

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The Porpoise – Mark Haddon

I am, of course, a sucker for anything classics-related. Because some things never change. So I came across something that was being well-received and had tenuous links to classical mythology? Sold. I barely even read the blurb. Which, if I’m … Continue reading

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The Changeling – Victor LaValle

I really ought to get started on the Hugos, but the Becky Chambers is staring at me none-too-welcomingly so… I’m procrastinating it a little while longer. Which turned out to be a good decision, because apparently, the World Fantasy Award … Continue reading

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Ghost Wall – Sarah Moss

I’d been looking at this for a while but not got round to it, so when it turned up in the Women’s Prize longlist, it was the kick I needed to actually get round to reading it. Good decision all … Continue reading

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The Familiars – Stacey Halls

I bought this on a whim, really. Not actually because it was pretty (though it really rather is), but because it felt exactly like what I wanted to read at that moment – escapist, female-focussed, historical and a little bit … Continue reading

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The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock – Imogen Hermes Gowar

And back to literary again. I took this one away with me on a long weekend out of London, thinking I’d a) be busy playing board games and b) it’s a heckin’ chonker of a book and so one book … Continue reading

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Everything Under – Daisy Johnson

I’m not going to commit myself to reading the Booker shortlist every year (certainly not on top of the Nebulas and the Hugos), but I am keen to read more critically acclaimed literary fiction, as a general rule. And when … Continue reading

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Melmoth – Sarah Perry

Apparently all of Sarah Perry’s books are beautiful. I bought The Essex Serpent mainly because I loved the cover, and that was a great decision, so I figured I couldn’t go too far wrong doing the same with Melmoth. Spoilers: I did … Continue reading

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