Category Archives: Novels

January reads 2018

January seemed to last about 7 years this year, so even though I was too ill to read for nearly two weeks of it I still got quite a bit of reading done. My PhD books probably aren’t very interesting … Continue reading

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Best books of 2017

At only 44 books (plus about 3 academic books), I read less this year than I have for a long time, but I’ve done so much outside book-life that I don’t really mind. For everyone, doing more of something has … Continue reading

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November reads 2017

I read most of this in the first couple of weeks of November and then my reading took a nose dive because I was just too tired in the evenings to do much more than Netflix & bed. I’ve got … Continue reading

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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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