Category Archives: Non-fiction

Book recommendations for Mental Health Awareness Week

A few novels, comics, and a zine that look at mental health in a variety of ways: The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer (novel) This book does that thing I find annoying where it hints at Something Bad … Continue reading

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April reads 2017

I’m slowly finding ways of reading more again and I’m so enjoying it. Probably twice as many pages read as last month, but, more importantly, I’m regularly carving out little spaces where I’m not too exhausted. Winner. Do Not Say … Continue reading

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February reads 2017

I only read three books in February, but two of them were pretty long so I actually read more pages than average, I think. All in all not a bad month for books: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande (non-fiction) This … Continue reading

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January reads 2017

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie (novel) Parts of this were great; others were a slog. Normally I like an unlikeable narrator/anti-hero, and a non-linear narrative, but Saleem was such an arrogant dick I couldn’t get on board with him. I … Continue reading

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The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

This book was described to me as being a kind of memoir about how Nelson’s body changed with pregnancy while her partner Harry’s body changed as he started taking testosterone and had surgery. It is, and it isn’t. This aspect … Continue reading

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Best books of 2016

2016 was an odd reading year for me. I read 59 books, which is roughly average for me, maybe slightly below, but I seemed to read a lot of ‘okay’ books but not as many great ones. For some reason … Continue reading

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December reads 2016

Grief is the Thing with the Feathers by Max Porter (poetry/novel) Not really a poetry collection or a novel, but more something in between – it is a novel fragmented as life is fragmented by grief. It doesn’t always make … Continue reading

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