The best books I read in 2020
I thought making this list would be easy. Yet this year has gone by so quickly in hindsight (and so, so slowly in the moment) that somehow I forgot just how many fantastic books I read this year. In the midst of everything that became 2020, I managed to read 70 books, several of which… Continue reading
A little re-introduction
Hello, hello! It’s been a bit since I last posted, so I thought I would do a little re-introduction. My name is Holly, and I’m a book-loving law student. I studied English literature in undergrad and studied abroad at the University of Oxford for a year. I’m allergic to nuts, hence the name of this… Continue reading
Are our bookshelves a reflection of us? | Discussion
Listening to The High Low podcast by Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes has been one of the highlights of my week for ages. I always look forward to their insightful perspectives on current events, books, and pop culture in general. Each time I listen to an episode I come away from it with a new… Continue reading
#escapril book recommendations (30 books!)
I’ve been working on today’s post for some time now, and I’m really excited about it! Today I’d like to recommend 30 books to you based on the #escapril daily prompts. #escapril is a poetry challenge created by Savannah Brown in which people write a poem every day based on the daily prompts. Here’s her… Continue reading
Dear EDUCATED by Tara Westover: Worth the hype?!
Dear Educated by Tara Westover, You are one of the most hyped books I’ve read in a while. Not only did you appear on countless must-read lists, but you were also recommended to me by numerous bookworms online and friends in person. At first I was quite skeptical, I must admit. How good could you… Continue reading
(many, many) books about dealing with and overcoming uncertainty
Given the stressful circumstances that many of us now find ourselves in, I thought that today I would share many, many books about dealing with and overcoming uncertainty. Each book listed is linked to a post or review that I’ve written about it (if there is one), in case you want to learn more or… Continue reading
Dear 84, CHARING CROSS ROAD by Helene Hanff: YOU MAKE MY INNER BOOKWORM SO HAPPY.
Dear 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff: It seems fitting that I write this review in the form of a letter to you, since you yourself are a book comprised of letters. I honestly don’t even know where to begin. Many fellow bookworms recommended that I read you, so many that one actually offered… Continue reading
TALKING TO STRANGERS by Malcolm Gladwell: An obvious discovery?
Dear Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell: I have some mixed feelings about you. It’s taken me a while to work them out, but I think I’ll finally be able to articulate them. Your general premise is so, so interesting. Your tagline–What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know–speaks for itself. What sorts… Continue reading
FIND ME by André Aciman: Unnecessary self-indulgence?
Dear Find Me by André Aciman, I had such high hopes for you. You were advertised as a sequel to Call Me By Your Name, the iconic romance novel that took the bookworm world by storm a few years ago. Announcement of your publication immediately sparked a dozen questions in my mind: What would happen… Continue reading
Dear WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT RUNNING by Haruki Murakami: you are quite a sticky one
Dear What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami, Even though I had only read one book by Haruki Murakami before (the short story collection Men Without Women, which I very much enjoyed) I was greatly interested in reading you because of your intriguing title. I love getting a look into… Continue reading
About ME, Holly
former english major, current twenty-something book lover, allergic to nuts. drop me a line at email@example.com or on instagram.