Can a novel change you?

Can a novel change you?

A little while ago I came across an interesting question: think of one book that has changed you as a person. I liked how open-ended it was. It could be answered simply or, taken to a place where a book helped to shape a person's view. Initially I thought of Jenny Han's The Summer I [...]

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris| recently read

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris| recently read

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris follows the story of Lale, a young Jewish man sent to the Birkenau concentration camp in Poland during the Second World War. The novel not only provides insight into the minds of Lale and his fellow inmates, but the vile and vicious mistreatment of the hundreds of thousands [...]

The power of the author | Alice Sebold

The power of the author | Alice Sebold

Established author Alice Sebold has a way with words; her writing style is unique and captivating. You may know her work from The Lovely Bones (2006), a novel later adapted into a highly successful film (2009) by Director Peter Jackson. I remember watching the film for the first time - it gave me nightmares for [...]

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov | recently read

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov | recently read

The story follows the written diary confessions of Humbert Humbert (H.H.): a thirty-seven-year-old man who falls in love with Lolita, a twelve-year-old girl. The reader gains access to H.H.'s thoughts during the tumultuous events that take place as his lust, obsession and imagination get the better of him. Warning: spoilers ahead My rating: 4.5/5 When starting [...]