Harry Potter and the Three New Editions

In an ideal world, I would be sitting here, typing up notes about a Harry Potter Anthology – a huge compendium, coffee table sized book that would contain everything you need to know about the wizarding world and its inhabitants. But, this isn’t an ideal world and sadly I only have three new short books (of the Pottermore Presents series) which are nonetheless wonderful.   “Hogwarts An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide takes you on a ………

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

I’ve tried to expand my BookTube viewing of late, beyond Climbing the Stacks (a wonderfully intellectual channel). It turns out I’m rather picky when it comes to YouTube viewing, which has proved rather annoying – if you have any recommendations let me know (no YA channels thank you please). To begin my mission to broaden my BookTube world I began watching Simon of Savidge Reads’s channel, which is how I came across The Couple Next ………

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

I have a sense that Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi will be one of those books, like Beloved or The Color Purple, that will be taught in school. Reading it felt like learning, in one of those glorious ways that reminded me how easy it is to forget history we don’t acknowledge as a society. Homegoing is the tale of two sisters, Effia and Esi, and the history of their descendants. One sister is married to ………

Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss

Bodies of Light is the second Sarah Moss novel is what I call, ‘Alice reads everything Sarah Moss has ever written’. I’ve decided her books will always surprise me, as I never get what I’m expecting from the synopsis. “Bodies of Light is a deeply poignant tale of a psychologically tumultuous nineteenth century upbringing set in the atmospheric world of Pre-Raphaelitism and the early suffrage movement. Ally, is intelligent, studious and engaged in an eternal ………