In the UK, February is LGBTQI+ month. In light of this (and the fact I have been single on Valentine's day for 25 consecutive years) I wanted my features this month to focus on LGBTQI+ literature. So, here are my top 5 novels that feature LGBTQI+ characters. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel In this graphic… Continue reading Top 5 Friday – LGBTQI+ Books I’ve Read
There are so many amazing books coming out in 2021, so I thought that I would start with five of my anticipated reads of the year that will be coming out in the Spring, I'm going to split this list into parts and post them throughout the year. These parts are grouped by release date… Continue reading Top 5 Friday – Most Anticipated Reads of 2021 (Part One)
I’ve had such an amazing year in terms of books, I seem to have read so many brilliant ones which hasn’t happened for a while! So, it’s going to be tough to just pick my five favourite reads of the year. In order to make it slightly easier for myself I’ve decided to just focus… Continue reading Top 5 Friday – Books of 2020
As the long awaited PlayStation 5 is released this month, I thought I would combine my two biggest loves of video games and books for this month’s Top Five Friday feature! This post was inspired after reading Erin Morgenstern’s The Starless Sea and her take on the best games for book lovers. Her list is… Continue reading Top Five Friday – Video Games for Book Lovers
Now, I love Autumn, and I love October, but I hate Halloween and I stopped really reading and watching horror years ago. However, I still wanted to do a Top Five Friday post with a traditional October theme, so I settled on my favourite Gothic stories! Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Not only is Frankenstein a… Continue reading Top Five Friday – Gothic Books
Throughout my time at university I had the opportunity to study a variety of books as we had a lot of very different modules available to us. There were many that I loved, many that I just about tolerated and some that I forced myself to finish (as I did try to read as many… Continue reading Top Five Friday – Books Studied at University
As it is September I can’t help but be nostalgic for my time at university, so as a way to indulge in this nostalgia I decided to focus my additional monthly posts on university advice and reflections! Although the start of this academic year is not like the others, with more long distance learning than… Continue reading Top Five Friday – How to survive your Literature degree!
Welcome to my first ‘Top Five Friday’ post where I will be posting my top five on a particular bookish topic once a month. As this is my first one, I thought that it would be good for this top five to look at where my love of reading started: my childhood. These aren’t in… Continue reading Top Five Friday – Childhood Books