Book Review: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

So before you think it, I know, I’m about twenty years late on The Secret History. My dad came over the other day (who isn’t a big reader) and goes, Oh that’s a good book. If he’s read it, then I’m definitely behind. The first Donna Tartt novel I read was a few months ago. It was The Little Friend, a book that I’d picked…

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Book Review: Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven: just another post-apocalyptic tale? Yes, I thought the same thing before I began Station Eleven, but this one really is different. A virus, named the Georgia flu, has spread throughout the planet, killing off 99.99% of the population. The novel follows the citizens that are left and their fight to live in what is left of the world, a world without air travel, paracetamol, or electricity.…

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4 Seriously Pretty Books: Fitzgerald Classics

These Fitzgerald classics were released on the 70th anniversary of his death, and they’re absolutely stunning. I can’t help but buy pretty books when I see them, even if I’ve read that particular book 10 times, and have three copies of it. If it’s a different cover to one I’ve got, and it’s pretty, I’m buying it. And that’s exactly what happened with these 70th…

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