Category Archives: Novels

October reads 2017

I’m starting a PhD next month so I’ve got no idea how much non-academic stuff I’m going to get to read – I’ll either be reading less (because of reading so much PhD stuff), or reading more (to procrastinate from … Continue reading

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September reads 2017

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (novel) I spent most of the month reading this off and on, but I’m still finding it difficult to articulate what I think about it. There were times when I thought it was incredible, both … Continue reading

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August reads 2017

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney (novel) I enjoyed this while I was reading it but it hasn’t stayed with at all. I like that the different story threads gradually come together (all centered around one somewhat accidental murder), I … Continue reading

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July reads 2017

I’m in the middle of three books at the moment, so August’s wrap-up will, in theory, have a whole lot of stuff. But, for now, the three I finished in what was a very busy month: Stay With Me by … Continue reading

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Oddly specific book recommendations #1: Shoeburyness

According to the Meaning of Liff, ‘Shoeburyness’ is: the vague uncomfortable feeling you get when sitting on a seat that is still warm from somebody else’s bottom I think what you need in that situation is either an extremely immersive … Continue reading

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June reads 2017

Bitch Planet Triple Feature #1 (comics, fiction) This is three short stories that take place within the universe of the main Bitch Planet series. I really like getting snippets of people and stories outside of the main narrative in dystopias, … Continue reading

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May reads 2017

Slowly slowly being able to read more… Bitch Planet #10 by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Valentine DeLandro (comics, fiction) It’s impossible to spoiler-free review a series as it gets further down the line, so I’ll just say, as usual, that … Continue reading

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