My favourite reads of 2018.
Wondering what to buy for a Fathers Day gift this year? Here are my top 10 book ideas for Dad. A short list of picks for new and recent novels that will make winning presents for all sorts of fathers. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI - By … Continue reading Top 10 Book Ideas for Fathers Day
Five great books I read - I should say finished - in July 2018. I definitely didn't bang out War and Peace in one month! My favourite of the five was War and Peace. Not only a personal reading milestone but truly a masterpiece. I need more Russian lit in my life. I'm still thinking … Continue reading My July Reading List
These are ten of the best quotes I've found on the topic of being women - collected from the books I've read so far in 2018. “Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” A Room … Continue reading 10 Quotes On: Being Women
The Man Booker Prize is a prestigious literary award for the best novel of the year - written in English and published in the United Kingdom. Started in 1969, the aim of the prize was to increase the reading of quality fiction and to attract “the intelligent general audience”. In this spirit I hope to one day read all … Continue reading Complete list of Man Booker Prize Winners since 1969
The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction were established in 2012 to annually recognise the best books published in the United States in the preceding year. Not to be confused with the Carnegie Medal, an established UK literary award for children and young adult writing. The 2018 Andrew Carnegie winners and shortlisted … Continue reading Andrew Carnegie Medals 2018
I had a reading goal of 60 books in 2018 and I finished with 50. I became a new mum in August so it has been a bit harder to get time for reading.. so I'm pretty happy with 50.. and this includes War and Peace! I really enjoyed the mix and quality of books … Continue reading 50 Books in 2018 – Reading List
On 12th April, the Man Booker International Prize announced its annual shortlist. I haven't read any of these yet but will be buying Han Kang's new book. I loved The Vegetarian which she won the International Prize for last year. Here are the 6 books to look out for: Vernon Subutex 1 - Virginie Despentes (France) … Continue reading Man Booker International Prize 2018 – Shortlist