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Top Girls – Caryl Churchill

Another text taken from my reading list for this term - the rather feminist play Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, something that I would likely never stumble upon otherwise. But, I was not a fan. I usually don't mind reading... Continue Reading →

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 →

I Am Legend – Richard Matheson

This was a text on my reading list for university, but yet I only read it about a month after I was supposed to. I Am Legend was just not something I would ever reach for, maybe due to it’s... Continue Reading →

The Prisoner of Heaven – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

All books by Carlos Ruiz Zafón have a special place in my heart and I believe that I have in fact read every single one of them (no shame). So naturally, when I stumbled upon The Prisoner of Heaven I... Continue Reading →

The Christmas Box – Richard Paul Evans

This is one of those books that can be a timeless Christmas classic, published in 1993 The Christmas Box was a satisfying read during this Christmas season. Eye opening, slightly, but definitely emotional. It conveys a cheerful message that is... Continue Reading →

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Mark Haddon

When I first heard of this book I was very much intrigued by it. Who killed the dog. Who was writing the story. And so on. My initial thought was "why are the chapters numbered like this?" but this was... Continue Reading →

Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan

My first question once I discovered that the two characters in Will Grayson, Will Grayson lived with their single mothers was "they must have the same father" but whether this is explained, one had to discover themselves. I received the... Continue Reading →

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs

This book was quite enjoyable, despite taking me a long time to read (unfortunately). It’s one of those books that takes you a while to get into, but in the end is rewarding, especially once you discover all the secrets... Continue Reading →

Wonder – R.J. Palacio

I read Wonder quite a while ago, but I thought it was a good time to review it now. It really is however a very fascinating novel. It makes the readers realize different values that thy may have, especially regarding... Continue Reading →

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