Why Read YA?

It’s the debate that everyone in the book world is talking about at the moment. From book bloggers to journalists, parents to young adults themselves – everyone seems to have an opinion on who should be reading young adult literature and why…including me.  Continue reading

Reasons To Stay Alive

This Saturday has been a rare moment of calm. We just got back from our friends’ wedding in Darlington this morning and have nothing to do all day! So I took the opportunity to pick up a book my friend got me for my birthday – Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig. Continue reading

Book Bitches: August

August’s genre was post-colonial literature. A choice inspired by the fact I’d largely ignored it during my BA in English Lit in favour of more contemporary topics. So this month I chose a book that was on the post-colonial literature list at University. Disgrace by J.M.Coetzee is celebrated as one of the best books of its time (1999) and won the Booker Prize. Having read it, I absolutely cannot fathom why.  Continue reading