Tag: travel

33. ‘Names for the Sea’ by Sarah Moss

In 2009, the year of the global financial crisis, Sarah Moss moved to Iceland with her husband and two children. She had got a job at the university there, so for a year they decided to try out… Read More

32. ‘Flights’ by Olga Tokarczuk

An Olga Tokarczuk novel is a mosaic – this is how she described it when I saw her at Hay Festival earlier this year. I’ve never read anything by Tokarczuk before, but Flights seemed like a good place to… Read More

My favourite books of the year so far

We’re a little over halfway through the year now, and I’ve been enjoying seeing other people’s lists of their favourite books so far, so I thought I’d make one myself! Here are the books that I’ve really enjoyed… Read More

22. ‘Icebreaker’ by Horatio Clare

I bought Horatio Clare’s love letter to sea ice, Icebreaker, after seeing him talk about it at the Hay Festival last month. Actually, I’ve been wanting to read his work for a while, ever since I saw him interview Philip Pullman… Read More

67. ‘The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet’ by Becky Chambers

Oh boy, I went on a bit of a rollercoaster with this book, and even though it’s a week since I read it, I still haven’t entirely decided what I think about it. The first thing to mention… Read More