‘Coriolanus’ by William Shakespeare [Book Review]

Today I finally plucked up the courage to finish reading Coriolanus by William Shakespeare for my next MA English essay (and the 2016 Reading Challenge). I have always had a bad relationship with Shakespeare: the only two other plays I have studied for school – The Tempest and The Merchant of Venice – I really didn’t enjoy, … More ‘Coriolanus’ by William Shakespeare [Book Review]

‘Eleanor & Park’ by Rainbow Rowell [Book Review]

It’s been almost two weeks since I finished a book, but today I completed my 7th of the 2016 Reading Challenge: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Having only read and enjoyed Fangirl, I had high expectations. Unfortunately the hype was too much. Title: Eleanor & Park Author: Rainbow Rowell Released: 2013 Pages: 328 Favourite character: Park Sheridan Category: … More ‘Eleanor & Park’ by Rainbow Rowell [Book Review]

‘Every Day’ by David Levithan [Book Review]

Today, whilst trying to avoid the essay looming over me, I finished reading my 6th book of the 2016 Reading Challenge: Every Day by David Levithan. Despite this being a YA novel, the sub-genre (sci-fi/paranormal) is one I only have minimal experience with. Title: Every Day Author: David Levithan Released: 2012 Pages: 371 Favourite character: “A” Category: … More ‘Every Day’ by David Levithan [Book Review]

‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’ by Becky Albertalli [Book Review]

I didn’t expect to read another book in January, but I devoured almost 200 pages of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda yesterday and finished it in the early hours of this morning – it was that good – making it my 5th book of the 2016 Reading Challenge. Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Author: … More ‘Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda’ by Becky Albertalli [Book Review]

‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ by Jean Rhys [Book Review]

Today, after a little over a week battling with Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, I finally finished it, and with it my 4th book of the 2016 Reading Challenge. Despite its meagre size, I found it decidedly difficult to get into. Title: Wide Sargasso Sea Author: Jean Rhys Released: 1966 Pages: 171 Favourite character: Mr. Rochester … More ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ by Jean Rhys [Book Review]

‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Brontë [Book Review]

Although I had intended to write a blog post in September about my decision to continue with further education (a rather significant detour from Management with Marketing (my undergraduate degree) to English (my current postgraduate subject)), it never materialised. As a result I’ve made infrequent references to my MA over the last couple of months, … More ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Brontë [Book Review]