Category : Books

New Local Book Alert: An Otley Run by Joe Williams

3 days ago / 0 comments

Whether it be witnessing Pikachu try to break up a fight between the Mario Brothers outside Original Oak, or drunkenly running around The Library in a pink Power Ranger costume frantically searching which of the 30 Minions is your best mate – on an Otley Run is where many of … Read More

Book Review: Robert Welbourn’s Ideal Angels

1 week ago / 0 comments

Ideal Angels is a fast-paced romance for the digital-crazed age. Hard-hitting, honest and simply un-put-downable, this debut novel from Robert Welbourn will stick in your mind long after turning the final page… The story follows a young couple’s relationship in this social-media crazed culture we live in. With the narrator being hugely … Read More

Fantastic Tweets: The Crimes of JK Rowling

2 months ago / 0 comments

JK Rowling has recently come under fire for the casting of South Korean Claudia Kim as the character of Nagini in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald. In a new plot twist, Rowling has revealed that Nagini was once human – a secret she has claimed to have kept … Read More

Watch, Read, Listen: the Kavanaugh Case

2 months ago / 0 comments

There’s been a lot of noise in the press and on social media recently about the Republican judge Brett Kavanaugh who has been nominated for a position in the Supreme Court, despite facing sexually assault allegations by Dr Christine Blasey Ford and two other women. Being backed by Trump has … Read More

Review: Lily Allen’s My Thoughts Exactly

2 months ago / 0 comments

Lily Allen’s memoir My Thoughts Exactly is brutally honest and refreshingly bare.  Salacious headlines that have emerged surrounding Lily’s book launch, such as that she slept with Noel Gallagher whilst he was married, might lead people to assume that the memoir was simply a tool to stir up publicity and … Read More

The Only Story: A Review of Julian Barnes’ Compelling New Novel

9 months ago / 0 comments

The Only Story is Julian Barnes’ latest novel, published just over a month ago. People swoon over his books, particularly Flaubert’s Parrot (1984) and The Sense of an Ending (2011). I had never read a novel of his before, and had some mild preconceptions. I found the book madly compelling. … Read More

Luay Abdul-Ilah – Divine Names Review

10 months ago / 0 comments

Luay Abdul-Ilah’s novel Divine Names is stylised as ‘a modern tale on the possibilities of being’. It is different from the types of works that usually grace our bookshelves because of its content, context, and the author’s style. The story is told by an omniscient narrator in four parts, revealing … Read More

Some of the best love stories literature has to offer

10 months ago / 0 comments

We all love a good love story. A good romance to keep us happy and hopeful. There have been some amazing love stories in literature over the past few decades, so here are a few to get yourself in the Valentine’s Day spirit. Me Before You (and After You) – … Read More

Treat Your Shelf: The Secret History – Donna Tartt

1 year ago / 0 comments

It is a truth universally and notoriously acknowledged that, as students, we suffer from crippling debt which threatens to impede upon pursuits of enjoyment. However, The Secret History by Donna Tartt is definitely one of those moments where you reconsider your bank statement’s horrific prognosis and decide to treat yourself. … Read More

Leeds’ Alumni’s Literary Success: An interview with Jay Dee

4 years ago / 0 comments

This week, In the Middle has had the opportunity to talk to children’s author, and once Leeds student, Jay Dee. His book, The Night Before The Night Before Christmas, climbed the New Children’s Christian Fiction Book on Amazon, claiming the number one spot.  We were eager to find out how he … Read More