‘Into The Wild’

Author: Jon Krakauer Published: 1996 (this edition 2007) Publisher: Pan Books (original publisher: Villard Books) ISBN: 978-0-330-45367-7 I recently decided to read Into The Wild, the true story of a young American man who disowned his entire family in order to disembark on a dream trip to Alaska, whilst feeling in the mood for a […]

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‘The Talented Mr Ripley’

Author: Patricia Highsmith Publisher: Vintage Books Published: 1956 (this edition 1999) ISBN: 9780099282877 After seeing the movie adaptation some time ago, I decided to read Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr Ripley. In my opinion, this may just be the best murder mystery ever told in novel form. It tells the story of the chillingly ambitious Tom […]

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‘Lord of the Flies’

Author: William Golding Publisher: Faber and Faber Published: 1954 (this edition has been published since 1958) ISBN: 978-0-571-19147-5 William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is a classic I’ve been meaning to read for quite some time. It tells the story of a group of schoolboys who find themselves marooned on a remote island as the […]

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‘Everyday Sexism’

Author: Laura Bates Publisher: Simon & Schuster Published: 2014 ISBN: 978-1-47114-920-7 I’ll resist the urge to talk about how it’s taken me so long to type up my review for this book that I read it last year, but today’s review is of Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates. The aim of Bates’ book is to […]

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My Bookish Goals for 2016

As it’s now officially 2016, I thought I’d use this post for three purposes- to wish you all a Happy New Year and to thank you for the support you gave this blog over the past year, to round off the reading year of 2015, and to establish my bookish goals for the coming year. […]

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