In the Woods (in progress): Tana French

Oh dear… Well, my course has somewhat taken over the reading. Three nights a week I’m online, doing a MOOC on FutureLearn (MOOCs are vv interesting btw), and then I spend most of the weekend doing uni work. It’s going to be like this for the next six months or so. I thought there would…

My Thoughts Exactly, by Lily Allen (audiobook)

I occasionally indulge in the odd celeb biography. They’re usually ghost-written and quite bland, but sometimes you’ll find something that makes them a little less dull. I rather liked Victoria Beckham’s slightly breathless, dry wit, even though I wasn’t that much of a Spice Girls fan. I’m not a Lily Allen fan either. Her songs…

Bad Feminist, by Roxane Gay

Back to reading after the last couple of weeks of cat-centred mayhem. I wanted something lighter and started reading Talk to the Tail by Tom Cox, but then, events, dear reader, events… So I picked up something at random from the bookshelf. Roxane Gay’s book of essays was lent by my friend Claire years ago…

Ice Road, by Gillian Slovo

It’s been a bit of a month, has January. I managed two books fairly easily, but then LIFE got in the way when our beloved cat, Ringo, got sick. Then he got sicker and eventually was put to sleep on 26 January. Care of a sick cat, moaning about the care of a sick cat,…

Harmless Like You, by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Oh yes, I read quickly. Book number two in this year’s #52booksin52weeks challenge is Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s first novel, Harmless Like You. Mum handed this on (there are many perks to being related to a Crofton Park Library volunteer).