Speak has been compared with the work of David Mitchell and Margaret Atwood and it’s easy to see why.
For my bookloving friends in Australia, here’s my Top Five pick of where you can buy books if you don’t want to line Amazon’s pockets.
Go Set a Watchmen is the story of disillusionment – an Oedipal tale told through a young woman trying to find her place in the world.
Harper Lee’s new book, Go Set a Watchman, was released this week and I’ve been getting ready for it by re-reading her 1960 classic (and prequel), To Kill a Mockingbird.
It was zero out of three in the great reading adventure for May but this month is looking up. The book I’m currently reading is possibly the best I’ve ever encountered on women’s sexuality.
This is the life of a reader – sourcing, categorising, ranking, appraising, acquiring, letting go, discussing, recommending, reviewing and, somewhere in amongst that, reading. Joyful joyful reading.
Twenty years ago today, my heart burned with the dream of creating a better world.
I just finished Ali Smith’s 11th book, the Booker-shortlisted How To Be Both, and I keep asking myself, “How has this brilliant writer escaped my reading list?”
They inspire me; make me happy; make me laugh – and cry.