Must-Read Books from the North

The North is vastly underrepresented in the publishing industry, both in its workforce and amongst the writers it sources its books from. Last year, a survey found that only 10% of people working in publishing were from the North of England. Calls to diversify the industry are valid and by doing so, we can actively encourage the publication of more books that are regionally diverse. … Continue reading Must-Read Books from the North

Saltwater: Mothers, Working-Class Britain & The Body

I’ve finally finished my exams so it’s time for a review and a very important one at that. If you follow me on social media, you’ll be sick of hearing about this book already, but I’m going to get one (or a few) last words in about it for good measure. Saltwater is the debut from Jessica Andrews, a writer from the North-East of England. … Continue reading Saltwater: Mothers, Working-Class Britain & The Body

The Book Everyone Seems To Be Talking About: Sally Rooney’s Normal People

Where do I start with this one? I finished this book in two days at the start of May, and I’m still struggling to find any words for it. As you all know by now, I’m a massive fan of Sally Rooney and her writing. She’s blunt, to the point, and creates the dialogue that I actually want to read- which is quite the task … Continue reading The Book Everyone Seems To Be Talking About: Sally Rooney’s Normal People

5 Independent Publishers I’m Loving

Independent publishing houses are really important to the book industry and the kinds of voices we uplift and put out into the world for people to read. Today I thought I’d offer up a variety of my favourites and why they’re standing out to me at the moment! 1. @silver.press is a new feminist publisher, re-releasing titles that deserve a lot more hype than they have received. … Continue reading 5 Independent Publishers I’m Loving

Faber Stories: Sally Rooney & Sylvia Plath

So I saw that Faber was releasing a collection of stories in celebration of their 90th year of publishing and obviously I went and had a browse of the first few available. I decided to tackle Sally Rooney’s Mr Salary because of how critically acclaimed she has recently become for such a young writer- maybe I’m looking for some inspiration. As well as this one, I picked … Continue reading Faber Stories: Sally Rooney & Sylvia Plath