Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng ★★★★★

Little Fires Everywhere is a literary fiction novel set in the placid and perfectly organised suburban town of Shaker Heights, and it follows the wealthy Richardson family and an enigmatic, single mum and her daughter who they rent a house to. This novel explores most primarily themes of motherhood and cultural identity, and is incredibly … Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng ★★★★★

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An Equal Music by Vikram Seth ★★★★

An Equal Music tells the story of protagonist Michael who plays violin and is in a string quartet. One day Julia, who is his first love and a woman he has never stopped loving, turns back up in his life. This novel is primarily about music and the relationship someone can have with music as … Continue reading An Equal Music by Vikram Seth ★★★★

Spacecraft by John McCullough ★★★★★

Spacecraft is a contemporary poetry collection that discusses many aspects of life, love and human relationships. This poetry collection is stunning: I have absolutely fallen in love with it. The collection incorporates so many wonderful elements: emotional depth, cleverly intricate wordplay, discussion of important contemporary topics, wonderful imagery, incredible insight and a perceptive examination of human … Continue reading Spacecraft by John McCullough ★★★★★

Tess Of The D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy ★★★★

Tess of the D'Urbervilles is a classic novel set in the late 1800s that follows the story of a young, poor country girl called Tess during her teenage years and early twenties. When Tess' family discovers they may be descended from the local, wealthy D'Urbervilles, Tess' journey begins. This is not a light-hearted classic like … Continue reading Tess Of The D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy ★★★★

And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou ★★★★½

And Still I Rise is a poetry collection by Maya Angelou, author of her famous memoir I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Born in 1942 Maya Angelou lived and documented her extraordinary life, overcoming racism, poverty and violence. This collection explores a broad range of themes, from sex to slavery, motherhood to romantic relationships, and … Continue reading And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou ★★★★½