The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides – A Review

Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, […]

Ranking Jane Austen

My first Jane Austen novel was Emma. I picked up my copy in the small English language section of a bookshop in my town back when I was living in Germany. The major appeal of the book at the time was, admittedly, the cover. I believe I’ve bragged about my lovely Vintage Classics editions of […]

What I read in August

August has been a busy month for me. I started working full-time and also did some extra teaching on a couple of weekends. I have less free time for reading now that I don’t have the freedom to manage my own schedule as I did in uni. Most of my reading is done on buses […]

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – A Review

After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region. Noemí […]

Why I stopped reading YA novellas

It’s fairly common nowadays, particularly in the young adult genre, for authors to release additional novellas and short stories to supplement a series. Sometimes they do this to offer a different perspective on certain events, to provide backstory or to more deeply explore a secondary character. Sometimes these stories just offer a fun opportunity to […]

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – A Review

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private […]


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