2019 Booket List

A couple of weeks ago after work, I got off the train and on the platform was a woman, standing, waiting, one hand on her luggage and the other hand propping a book open as she read in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. I can't quite explain why this particular instance really … Continue reading 2019 Booket List

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2. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

(Discusses the sensitive topic of death and some explicit details about traumatic events and gruesome human body stuff, themes of violence, illness, traumatic deaths, war, animal suffering and death, etc) This maybe isn't the cheeriest way to start off a year of reading, but it is an area I'm weirdly, morbidly fascinated by. It's like … Continue reading 2. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

1. Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney

(No explicit spoilers but some minor details mentioned/discussed) It's always quite daunting going into a book that has had so much acclaim, but at the same time seems to be the very definition of a "Marmite book". I remember picking up a copy of Conversations with Friends after hearing a little about it, reading the blurb and thinking, "No, not for me, … Continue reading 1. Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney