The Idiot – Elif Batuman

If there is one thing I have learned about myself as a reader is that I love the challenging and polarising reads. The Idiot by Elif Batuman is definitely one that splits readers down the middle. Selin is off to her first year of college at Harvard University. Overwhelmed and on her own Selin must … Continue reading The Idiot – Elif Batuman

Marlena – Julie Buntin

Marlena is one of those novels that has a "stock plot". Written from Cat's perspective as her mother exiles them to a rural town. We love her lonely life until she befriends her intoxicating neighbor, Marlena. Beautiful, intense and overwhelming Cat falls under her spell and is drawn into her upside down life. That is … Continue reading Marlena – Julie Buntin