The Dark Dark: Stories – Samantha Hunt

Ambiguous, bizarre and compelling. The Dark Dark is a collection of short stories by Samantha Hunt mainly based around women, their wants and desires, life and mortality. If you are someone who likes a concrete understanding of what they are reading then this collection is probably not for you. Although if you love open-ended ambiguity … Continue reading The Dark Dark: Stories – Samantha Hunt

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares – Krystal Sutherland

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares was an adorable and fun read. Esther's family is cursed. They have been ever since her grandfather met Death. Now they are all cursed to suffer from one great fear in their lives, a fear that will eventually kill them. Esther's father is agoraphobic and stuck living in their … Continue reading A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares – Krystal Sutherland

My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante

My Brilliant Friend probably needs little introduction but follows the friendship of Elena and Lila. Two girls growing up in a poor neighbourhood of Naples in the 1950's. Elena is a beautiful, quiet, intelligent child while Lila, also very smart is plain, abrasive and defiant. They form a strong and intense friendship when the reader … Continue reading My Brilliant Friend – Elena Ferrante

Barbarian Days – William Finnegan

For someone who thought she was not a fan of memoirs, here we are with yet again another memoir. Barbarian Days is definitely one I would likely not have picked up without recommendation from two very trusted sources (Project Lectito and The Unlikely Bookworm). A memoir about surfing when I know nothing about surfing? Sure. Except it … Continue reading Barbarian Days – William Finnegan