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 ………

Ctrl, Alt; Delete by Emma Gannon

It’s hard to remember my life without thinking, in turn, of the internet. The internet became big just at the right time for me, I’d had years of roaming and playing outside as a child and now I was 13 with dial-up. The internet was the home of the Hamster Dance, Dancing Baby, and Weebl’s Stuff. Until well after University, I spent the majority of my time online. I had (many) a blog before they were the ………