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2016

The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde

I was assigned The Picture of Dorian Gray, and like many students, I don't read what is assigned at the time, but I get to it eventually. And it's not like I was completely clueless as to what was going... Continue Reading →

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

Uploading a book review on Christmas I think is perfectly suitable, after all, 'tis the season and it's the perfect book to curl up with prior to sitting down with the family. I grew up watching the different versions of... Continue Reading →

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson

A short story like The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is always pleasant to read. Likely due to the overall shortness of it. The plot doesn't drag on and nothing is left unsaid at the end. The... Continue Reading →

Dracula – Bram Stoker

Oh my this book took forever. Dracula seemed to take me a fair bit of time to read, let's face it, there is only so many vampire books that I can read in a year. Also, it is not the... Continue Reading →

The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

I was in the cinema a while back and the trailer for this film came up. I immediately knew I needed to see it at some point, but felt it necessary to read the novel that it is based on.... Continue Reading →

I am the Messenger – Markus Zusak

I am the Messenger will probably not make it to my favorite books that I've read, but regardless of that it was an enjoyable novel. It starts quite abruptly, with a bank robbery, and thus follows the protagonist Ed Kennedy... Continue Reading →

Career of Evil – Robert Galbraith

When I saw Career of Evil in a soft cover edition at the airport I was so hyped and practically ran to the till to buy it. There is a special place in my heart for crime fiction and books... Continue Reading →

My Soul to Take – Yrsa Sigurdardóttir

I bought this book while I was on holiday in Iceland in 2013 in a small vintage bookshop and cafe, as a souvenir in a sense. It seems to always take me quite a while to get to a book... Continue Reading →

Mood Mapping – Dr. Liz Miller

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. – Helen Keller Psychology is not something that is of great interest to me, or remotely close to anything that I am studying, however... Continue Reading →

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