• 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...
  • September Book of the Month: Senlin Ascends

    If you’re a book lover, or even just a book peruser, I am sure you can recognise the despair that comes when looking for the next book to pick up. University is a busy time, and you don’t want to waste hours on a mediocre story. And yet, every...
  • March Book of the Month: The Perks of Being A Wallflower

    Although Stephen Chbosky’s novel is set in the early 1990s, this coming of age tale remains relevant to the lives of teenagers. “the protagonist’s thoughtful and introspective account of his first year in high school and perception of the world make the book such a pleasure to read” The...
  • February Book of the Month: Foundation

    An exploration of the meaning of religion, politics, and knowledge, all against an epic backdrop of a multi-planetary human race, Isaac Asimov’s Foundation is an important and influential science fiction text. It follows the efforts of varied characters after the collapse of the Galactic Empire, as they attempt to...
  • December Book of the Month: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

    An exploration of both human suffering and surrealist universes, Haruki Murakami’s acclaimed masterpiece, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is a confusing yet fascinating experience which is sure to surprise you with every page. “A surrealist detective story, following how one man’s somewhat pitifully mundane life spirals into a violent and erotic...
  • BOOK OF THE MONTH – OCTOBER

    Title: Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution Author: Mona Eltahawy Genre: Memoir, current affairs Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson Published: 2016 Pages: 238 In Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution, Mona Eltahawy confronts the forces behind female oppression in the...
  • Book of the Month – September

    Title: Olivia Author: Dorothy Strachey Genre: Historical fiction, coming of age Publisher: Vintage (The Hogarth Press) Published: 2008 (1949) Pages: 107 Olivia is a tale of lesbian teenage infatuation set against the backdrop of 19th century Paris. At the age of sixteen, Olivia is whisked away to the finishing...