The Popularity of Retellings: Why have they become our new literary obsession?

The Popularity of Retellings: Why have they become our new literary obsession?

Bookworms tend to be slightly obsessive. I count myself among that number. I collect books at a rate which makes my bank balance dwindle and bookshelves sag. I talk about books with anyone who will listen and feel slightly uncomfortable when daily life requires me to be seperated from my current read. That scene in [...]

The World That We Knew: Using folklore to explore the darkness hours of human history

The World That We Knew: Using folklore to explore the darkness hours of human history

I’ll begin by saying that this is probably one of the best books I read last year. In fact it has taken me so long to write a review because I really don’t have the words to say how incredible this novel was.  This piece of magical realism is set in the Second World War, [...]

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

I’m writing this review still somewhat spellbound by the incredible Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo. I’m not alone as this tale (or tales) told by multiple interconnected narrators has not only been shortlisted for the Booker Prize but has also garnered seemingly universal praise from critics and the bookstagram community alike.  Whilst each of [...]