• September Book Of The Month: Jonathan Strange And Mr Norrell

    September’s book of the month, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, is an almost miraculous novel. It feels diminutive to even call it one. It's a book that bursts with stories to tell, in fact it has sprung several dozen leaks; in the form of footnotes (often fully cited) that...
  • August Book Of The Month: The Humans

    The Humans by Matt Haig, published in May 2013, is an amusing comment on the human condition from the perspective of an alien sent to stop the spread of a mathematical discovery by Professor Andrew Martin. If at times a little contrived, it is worth a read for its...
  • 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....