‘Weird’ book recommendations

One of my favourite genres is what you would consider ‘new weird'. Technically 'new weird' fiction is an offshoot of the ‘weird’ subgenre of speculative fiction. New weird books cross traditional genre boundaries in attempts to overturn cliches but they often get miscategorised as science fiction or horror. They’re polarising but I love them and…

Author spotlight: Donna Tartt

At this time of year, lots of reviewers (including me!) recommend The Secret History by Donna Tartt as the epitome of dark academia and autumnal reading. But what about her other books? I thought I’d pull together an author spotlight on Donna Tartt to learn more about her and her backlist. Let’s start with a…

Dark academia book recommendations

Over the past couple of years the dark academia genre has slowly become one of my favourites. I did a bit of Googling and found the definition to be ‘dark academia is an aesthetic centered on higher education, writing, the arts, and classic Greek and Gothic architecture, as well as romantic longing and death’. And…

Reading booktubes favourite books #2

Since my last 'reading booktubes favourite books' post I’ve made my way through another list and this one is from Alexandra Roselyn! Lexi is truly a joy to watch. She makes incredibly cosy vlogs and really well edited and super helpful recommendation and wrap up videos that cover everything from middle grade to adult books.…

More short book recommendations

Following my last short book recommendations post I have gathered another five brilliant books that I think you’ll love. We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (146 pages) Perfect for this time of year, We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a sharp little knife of a book that is shrouded…

Autumn book recommendations

Autumn (or as some say - ‘fall’) is my favourite season. To celebrate the fact that we’re getting closer and closer to September I’m going to do a short series of cozy autumn/fall book recommendations to get you in the spirit of the season. Today we’re starting with my top adult book recommendations. The Haunting…

Reading five Tor.com novellas

As I was scrolling through Goodreads I realised that I’ve read, and want to read, quite a few Tor.com novellas. For those of you who don’t know, Tor.com is the science fiction and fantasy publishing imprint of the Macmillan publishing house. They publish both emerging and well-established authors in both novella and novel format. As…