• September Book of the Month: One for the Freshers!

    TITLE: Radio Silence AUTHOR: Alice Oseman GENRE: YA fiction PUBLISHER: HarperCollins PUBLISHED: 2016 PAGES: 403 WARNING: Some emotional abuse and bullying. The perfect September read, Alice Oseman’s second novel, Radio Silence, is a brilliant example of a young adult book that doesn’t follow the dystopian trend. Set in the real world, with A Levels and university looming...
  • August Book of the month

    TITLE: The Queen of the Tearling AUTHOR: Erika Johansen GENRE: Fantasy PUBLISHER: Harper Collins PUBLISHED: 2014 PAGES: 488   This novel has been on my to-read list for a very long time, and it certainly didn’t disappoint! As Johansen’s debut novel, and the first of a trilogy series, The...
  • Book Of The Month: April

    TITLE: A Monster Calls AUTHOR: Patrick Ness GENRE: Low fantasy PUBLISHER: Walker Books PUBLISHED: 2011 PAGES: 214 WARNING: Story centres around a family’s experience with cancer. Also, you will cry. A Monster Calls is a short novel written by Patrick Ness, from an idea developed by Siobhan Dowd, whose own terminal cancer inspired the...
  • Book Of The Month: March

    “Tampon commercial, detergent commercial, maxi pad commercial, windex commercial – you’d think all women do is clean and bleed.” TITLE: Gone Girl AUTHOR: Gillian Flynn GENRE: Thriller PUBLISHER: Orion Boks LTD PUBLISHED: 2013 PAGES: 460 WARNING: SUSPENSE AND SOME SERIOUS PSYCHO S*** Gone Girl is best known by its...
  • Book Of The Month: January

    ‘They say: Are you a termite? Cos you’re about to get a mouthful of wood. You say: Are you a wild pig? Cos you boar me to tears.’ TITLE: Girl up AUTHOR: Laura Bates GENRE: Feminist manifesto meets self-help PUBLISHER: Simon and Schuster PUBLISHED: 2016 PAGES: 314 WARNING: FEMINISM....
  • Book Of The Month – December: Dawn of the Unread

    ‘What nightmare stops Lord Byron dozing? The ghastly sound of bookshops closing.’ Title: Dawn of the Unread Author: Various Genre: Comic book, Gothic, parody Publisher: Spokesman Press Published: 2016 Nottingham has had a long-running literary history, as shown by its status as a UNESCO city of Literature. Utilising the...
  • Book Of The Month: November

    ‘I ate the end of my piece of cheese and took a swallow of wine. Through the other noise I heard a cough, then came the chuh-chuh-chuh-chuh – then there was a flash, as when a blast-furnace door is swung open, and a roar that started white and went...