Now term is over, Jess Steadman has put together her top reading recommendations for your summer.
As Pride Month draws to a close,
discover “some newly published gay treasures which ditch the whole boy-meets-girl scenario that still floods today’s media” with India Gray this summer.
Hetta Johnson examines the failures of book adaptations and gives us the list of books she would like to see on screen.
Jess Steadman takes an unapologetically firm line when it comes to ‘Jane Eyre’ and just might convince you to cut Charlotte Brontë’s most eye-rolled-at novel some slack.
Sophie McDonald dives into the rapidly growing world of BookTok to look at how the way we approach literature is changing.
Sophie Benbelaid examines the ‘mystery’ element of murder mysteries, and explores why the genre has been so popular over the years.
Jay Mokchiyan explores Stan Hugill’s book on maritime culture, ‘Sailortown’.
“It is very difficult to ascertain whether a book is purchased either for the content or the cover art”
Alice Main looks into how covers can completely change our responses to the books we read.
Amelie Bhaluani reviews Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in anticipation of the return of the West End.
“I survived The Duke and I, and I’m glad I read it. It has opened my eyes to the issues which are embedded in the world of Bridgerton”
In comparing the original book series with the new Netflix show Niamh Langton delves into some of the problems with the hit period drama.
TW: Discussion of racism and sexual violence.