Category Archives: Novels

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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March reads 2017

I only finished two books this month, which is the least I’ve read in a very long time. On Friday evening I considered pushing through my exhaustion to read another one because two ‘wasn’t enough for someone who has a … Continue reading

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The Things We Thought We Knew by Mahsuda Snaith

Ravine is eighteen years old and has been in bed for the past ten years with chronic pain. Her mum cares for her and tries to keep pushing her forward, but Ravine feels stuck and hopeless. Ten years ago, Ravine … 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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Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

Translated from the Russian by Louise and Aylmer Maude. I got this beautiful new Vintage classics edition which is part of their Russian classics reissue. All the covers in the series use Russian textile designs from the nineteenth century and … 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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