One Day

Title: One Day Author: David Nicholls Genre: Contemporary Fiction Rating: ★★★★★ Goodreads summary “It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship…… Continue reading One Day


The Graveyard Book

Title: The Graveyard Book Author: Neil Gaiman Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy Rating: ★★★★★ Goodreads summary “After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own. Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He…… Continue reading The Graveyard Book

Creative Writing · Personal

A letter to my English teacher

Dear Mrs Miller, I just wanted to thank you for the two inspirational years I spent in your class. Thank you for showing me how to appreciate words and nature and truth and beauty. Thank you for always being so sure of yourself; what a security that was when I felt so insecure myself.  Thank you for being a…… Continue reading A letter to my English teacher


The Book Thief

Title: The Book Thief Author: Markus Zuzak Genre: Historical Fiction Rating: ★★★★★ Goodreads summary “It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . . Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel…… Continue reading The Book Thief