I’m a huge book-lover and always have two or more books on the go. At the end of every year (since 2020), I write a list of my favourite books I read over the past 12 months. I also, occasionally, write individual book reviews.
Some of my favourite book reviews that I’ve written:
- Amia Srinivasan, The Right to Sex
- Robert Shearman, We All Hear Stories in the Dark
- Eliza Clark, Boy Parts
- Matthew Walker, Why We Sleep
- Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory
- Sally Brampton, Shoot the Damn Dog
Please do explore the book review tag to see all the book reviews I’ve shared here on the blog. Or you can find the three most recent reviews I’ve written below.
Most recent reviews…
A review of “The Right to Sex” by Amia Srinivasan
Earlier this month, I re-read All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders, which I enjoyed so much more on a second reading. I’ve wanted to talk more about it since, however, I’ve never really gelled with any book review approach I’ve previously taken. An idea then came to me: what if I wrote my thoughts as a listicle? In my newsletter, I list 10 things I want to share from the past two weeks — mimicking Austin Kleon’s newsletter. So I thought I’d try using the same structure for a book review.
In Robert Shearman’s three-tome short story collection We All Hear Stories in the Dark, an idea is proposed: you can read every work of literature ever published in three weeks — but you have to read them in the right order. An absurdist idea, for sure, but it builds the foundation of an interesting premise.