THE TEN BEST BOOKS I’VE READ IN 2018 (SO FAR)

I've been suffering from reader's block recently, so I don't have any fresh new reviews this week, despite having a number of excellent books on the go. However, it's also the mid-point of 2018, more or less, so I figured this would be a good time to look back and take stock of the highlights … Continue reading THE TEN BEST BOOKS I’VE READ IN 2018 (SO FAR)

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WHAT TO READ (& LISTEN TO) AFTER READING NAOMI ALDERMAN’S THE POWER (2017)

The beginning of a year is usually a time for me to catch up with the best of the previous year's books that I wasn't able to get my hands on. A few weeks ago, I finally read Naomi Alderman's The Power, set in a world where women and girls the world over discover they … Continue reading WHAT TO READ (& LISTEN TO) AFTER READING NAOMI ALDERMAN’S THE POWER (2017)

3 BOOKS BY WOMEN IN TRANSLATION YOU CAN READ IN 1 OR 2 SITTINGS

August is Women in Translation Month (#WITMonth), and, so far, I've only reviewed books by women in translation (here, here and here). Today, I'm doing something different: recommending three books by women in translation that, being well under 200 pages, could be easily read in one or two sittings. I thought about picking only books … Continue reading 3 BOOKS BY WOMEN IN TRANSLATION YOU CAN READ IN 1 OR 2 SITTINGS

4 AWESOME GENDER-BENDING BOOKS BASED ON GREEK MYTH

In preparation for my upcoming review of Colm Tóibín's House of Names, based on the bloody story of Orestes, Electra and Clytemnestra, I thought I'd make a short list of all my favourite books that are based on Greek mythology. As it turns out, by some strange coincidence, they all feature some form of gender bending. Readers, if you … Continue reading 4 AWESOME GENDER-BENDING BOOKS BASED ON GREEK MYTH