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 ★★★★

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry ★★★½

The Essex Serpent is set in the 1890s, and follows widow Cora Seaborne as she moves from London to an Essex village. Here she is met with whispers of the mysterious Essex Serpent, a fabled and murderous creature, that has supposedly returned. This is an atmospheric historical novel with a distinctly gothic feel, which explores fascinating … Continue reading The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry ★★★½