A Dose of Empowerment: My Top 5 Memoirs Written by Women (Magazine Article)

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I wrote this article for 'We Love Memoirs Day' which apparently happens every year on 31st August! It features some of my favourite memoirs by women writers, from Audre Lorde to Raynor Winn. I hope you enjoy reading...

A Beginner Enters the True Crime World (Magazine Article)

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Rather than a list of recommendations, this article is more of a personal reflection on my experience with the true crime genre. While I initially felt a bit dubious about true crime and its ethical issues, I'm now utterly addicted to the genre and I think it has the power to transform how we think about justice. I hope you enjoy reading...

Non-Fiction Books to Fortify Your Feminism (Magazine Article)

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July is the anniversary of the first Women's Right's convention, so I thought it would be the perfect time to share this article I wrote about my favourite non-fiction feminist books! Featuring Roxane Gay, Helena Kennedy, Chelsea Kwakye, Ore Ogunbiyi, Michelle Obama and Mariam Khan...

My Top 10 Books of 2020!

Well, 2020 has been a year I think most of us would rather forget! I hope you and your loved ones are all safe and well. In the midst of the chaos, we've all come to appreciate books even more, with their reassuring constancy and the opportunity they provide to escape reality for a bit. 

So without further ado, in no particular order (because I am extremely indecisive!) here are the top 10 books that helped me survive 2020...

5 Diverse Christmas Films to Watch this Holiday Season

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Diversity and representation has always been a key issue for my book blog, and I took this interest into the film world for my latest magazine article. Follow the link for a varied list of Christmas films that don't all consist of white nuclear families!

10 Required Reading Books I Actually Enjoyed!

Required reading can push us out of our comfort zone, open our eyes to new authors and genres, and create first encounters with favourites that will stick with us long after we finish the course. With that in mind, here are my recommendations of required reading books that I actually enjoyed!

Support Black Authors: Book Recommendations

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I wanted to support the #blacklivesmatter movement, particularly in light of the recent tragic murder of George Floyd. So below is a list of all the books by black authors that I have read and reviewed since starting this blog, to give you a starting point when seeking to diversify your reading. Read, educate, support.

Questioning the Canon: T.S. Eliot and Adrienne Rich

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Questioning the Canon: T.S. Eliot and Adrienne Rich

Questioning the Canon is a new feature in which I hope to bring to light lesser-known books about a certain issue, which can be read alongside or instead of infamous 'classics'. Today, I will be comparing the poetry of T.S. Eliot and Adrienne Rich...

Archive Nostalgia: Top 10 Powerful Quotes from 1930s Poetry

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Did you know that it's World Poetry Day on 21st March? To get you in the mood, I thought I would retrieve the words of some talented yet oft-overlooked 1930s poets from the Miscellany Pages archives...