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Book By My Bedside: The Constant Rabbit // Jasper Fforde

Title: The Constant Rabbit Author: Jasper Fforde What I Think So Far: Jasper Fforde’s latest book, The Constant Rabbit, offers readers an escapist novel that is smothered in both pure whimsy and wit. Set in the small fictional English village of Much Hemlock in 2020, The Constant Rabbit paints a clever and detailed picture of […]Read More

Book By My Bedside: Sorry I’m Late I Didn’t Want

Title: Sorry I’m Late I Didn’t Want To Come Author: Jessica Pan What I Think So Far: To most, the idea of performing stand-up comedy or travelling solo is probably a scary prospect. To introverts, this is what the most terrifying of nightmares are made of. Jessica Pan’s book Sorry I’m Late I Didn’t Want […]Read More

Book By My Bedside: I Was Born For This //

Title: I Was Born For This Author: Alice Oseman What I Think So Far: Alice Oseman’s third novel, I Was Born For This explores the two sides of extreme fandom, following Angel, whose perceived life purpose is to love The Ark, a globally famous British boy-band, and Jimmy, the band’s frontman. The main topic of […]Read More

Book By My Bedside: How Do We Know We’re Doing

Title: How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right? Author: Pandora Sykes What I Think So Far: From wellness to fast fashion to social media personas, the essays of Pandora Sykes’ new book, How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right? reflect on issues and anxieties relating to modern life. As a fan of both […]Read More

Book By My Bedside: Dark, Salt, Clear // Lamorna Ash

Title: Dark, Salt, Clear: Life in a Cornish Fishing Village Author: Lamorna Ash What I Think So Far: I was immediately entranced by the premise of Dark, Salt, Clear after scrolling past an advertisement for the book on Instagram. In a season muffled with lockdowns and quarantines, reading about another place can be a nice […]Read More

Book By My Bedside: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine //

Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Author: Gail Honeyman What I Think So Far: Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine empty, lonely and a total outsider. Thirty-year-old Eleanor lives alone, works in a busy office, rarely engages with her co-workers and spends her weekends drinking two bottles of vodka while speaking to no one at all […]Read More

Book by my Bedside: Love, Nina // Nina Stibbe

Title: Love, Nina: Despatches from Family Life Author: Nina Stibbe What I think so far: In 1982, Nina Stibbe moved from Leicester to London to become nanny to Mary-Kay Wilmers’s children. Working (somewhat informally, it has to be said) for the editor of the London Review of Books clearly gave this book’s twenty year old […]Read More

Book By My Bedside: The Radetzky March // Joseph Roth

Title: The Radetzky March Author: Joseph Roth What Do I Think Of It?:If you’re a long-time reader of mine you’ll know that I’m a big fan of 20th-century European literature: my favourite author is Fallada (German), the book I last read was by Francoise Sagan (French) and the book I’m looking at today is by an Austrian […]Read More

Book By My Bedside: The Life and Opinions of Tristram

Title: The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Author: Laurence Sterne What Do I Think Of It?: What do you get when you cross Jonathan Swift with Daniel Defoe and throw in a splash of Carrollesque surrealism? You get Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne, clergyman-turned-author. This is a riotous, 18th-century mock-autobiography of the fictional wag Tristram Shandy, who […]Read More

Books By My Bedside: The Undercover Economist // Tim Harford

Title: The Undercover Economist Author: Tim Harford What I think so far: This is the second time Tim Harford has proved to me that non-fiction books can be hooking. Having read Freakonomics previously, which he wrote alongside Steven Levitt, my expectations were high, and were instantly met in the introduction; the fact that I actually […]Read More

Book By My Bedside: Nina is Not Ok // Shappi

Title: Nina is Not Ok Author: Shappi Khorsandi What I Think So Far: Nina is Not Ok is comedian Shappi Khorsandi’s first fiction novel. It follows the story of Nina, a seventeen-year old A Level student with an alcohol dependency. The book begins at the start of a rough year for Nina, having recently broken […]Read More

Book By My Bedside: Less Than Zero // Bret Easton

Title: Less Than Zero Author: Bret Easton Ellis What I Think So Far: It’s rare that a book should focus so unflinchingly on one theme, but Bret Easton Ellis’ Less Than Zero is a book almost solely about hedonism. Following the existence of a posh, depraved, arrogant Californian yuppie, Clay, Ellis takes us through the sun-baked hedonism […]Read More

Book By My Bedside: How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the

Title: How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the F.A. Cup Author: J.L. Carr What I Think So Far: Books and football, while most of the time at opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of intellectualism, sometimes come together to create some great things. How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the F.A. Cup is a prime example of those occasions. […]Read More

Book By My Bedside: Catch-22 // Joseph Heller

Title:  Catch-22 Author: Joseph Heller What I think so far: This novel is possibly one of the most puzzling books I have encountered out of the disappointingly meagre portion of novels I have read in my life. Initially, I was unsure whether to write about it, simply because I do not know where to begin […]Read More