Recommended Reads: Contemporary Fiction

Recently, I think contemporary fiction has gotten a bad rep. People seem to think this genre is full of fluffy, easy-to-read romance novels for pre-teens. Either that, or a selection of mediocre books with pretty covers that are used to keep Bookstagram’s feeds looking aesthetic. However, this generalisation couldn’t be more wrong! Instead, I argueContinue reading “Recommended Reads: Contemporary Fiction”

Recommended Reads: YA Fantasy

The first genre I really fell in love with once I started buying my own books was YA Fantasy. The magic of escaping to another world, with various creatures, powers and high stakes adventures, is unbeatable. However, YA Fantasy has become an incredibly oversaturated market, and the more I read, the more I find plotlinesContinue reading “Recommended Reads: YA Fantasy”

Recommended Reads: Post-Reading Slump

I am currently working in a senior boarding school, and part of my role is getting the girls to bed in the evening. The girls aren’t allowed their phones overnight, and so when I go to say goodnight, many of them are reading. In the busy-ness of the last few months, my own reading scheduleContinue reading “Recommended Reads: Post-Reading Slump”

Some lockdown listening

When I wrote this article’s counterpart (Some lockdown reading) back in May 2020, I would never have believed that by March 2021, lockdown would be persisting in the UK and beyond. And yet, here we are. Maybe you have got through all those spare books you had lying around last summer, when boredom and cabinContinue reading “Some lockdown listening”

Recommended Reads: Murder Mystery

Murder mysteries have long been a popular genre. Names such as Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes have made waves in popular culture, and the ‘who-dun-it’ is a well versed trope. This popularity ultimately means it’s increasingly difficult to write an original and exciting murder mystery. Whether as a result of an original plot, well developedContinue reading “Recommended Reads: Murder Mystery”

Recommended Reads: Some lockdown reading

As some semblance of lockdown continues to reign over the planet, a lot of people are still looking to spice up their lockdown activities. While you have absolutely no obligation to be sprucing up your life and having a lockdown soul-makeover, it is a good time to maybe read that book you’ve been putting offContinue reading “Recommended Reads: Some lockdown reading”


I am undoubtedly a summer person. I love the good weather, sitting in the garden with an iced americano and a book, while my dog chases imaginary squirrels. Is there anything better than an hour of peace on a sunny day? If this is also your idea of a good time, here are some ofContinue reading “SUMMER READING PREVIEW”