Category: Essays

Kazuo Ishiguro in three of his novels

Last week we found out that Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. Ishiguro was born in Japan, but his family moved to the UK when he was five, making him the latest British writer… Read More

The best books of the year (so far)

Happy July! We’re now halfway through 2017 (I know, already?!), so I thought I’d take a look at the books I’ve read this year and see which ones are my favourites so far. When I do my Book Awards… Read More

On losing favourites

One of the toughest questions you can ask a book-lover has to be: ‘What is your favourite book?’ For most of us the answer is far more complicated than simply naming a title, because our favourites likely change… Read More

My road to science fiction

I’ve had a bit of an epiphany in the last few months: I LOVE science fiction. This may not seem like a massive revelation, but I feel like I have definitely, if not hidden my love of science fiction*… Read More

His Dark Materials is my Harry Potter

Last week I said that I don’t fall in love with book characters, but there is one exception that comes close: I fell in love with Lyra and Will in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. This isn’t news to… Read More