Category : Books

Books that Leave You Feeling Warm and Cosy

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It’s that time of year. The clocks have gone back, the nights are getting darker, and Leeds is getting colder. What better way to find respite from all of this than by getting warm and cosy with a good book and a warm drink? Carina Bryan has some suggestions for … Read More

NaNoWriMo is Back

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November marks the start of the 28th Annual National Novel Writing Month. The National Novel Writing Month, often shortened to NaNoWrimo, is a worldwide web event in which aspiring writers set the goal of writing 50,000 words in one month. This event is held between the 1st and 30th of … Read More

Books to get you in the Autumn Mood

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Autumn is always an interesting blend of spooky and cosy vibes. The weather starts to get colder, the leaves start falling and Halloween approaches. There is nothing like cosying up with a good book at this time of the year. To help you make the most of it, here are … Read More

Fantastic Tweets: The Crimes of JK Rowling

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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

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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

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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

Ibi Zuboi criticises WSJ on racist review of Pride

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Many of you have probably heard of the Young Adult novel called Pride that was published last year. It is a diverse remix of the Jane Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice, with characters of colour who live in Brooklyn. Among the positive reviews it received, Meghan Cox Gurdon’s review published … Read More

Reading Race

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The Lifestyle & Culture editors give their recommendations for influential and impactful contemporary literature by Black authors.   Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Americanah follows Ifemelu, a young Nigerian woman who immigrates to the United States to attend university. Throughout the novel, we witness Ifemelu struggle with understanding her identity … Read More

Books Everyone Should Read While at Uni

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It is often said that going to university is truly a time to broaden your horizons and challenge your perception of the world around you. And with the University of Leeds’ five libraries housing three million items, what better way is there to expand your mind than picking up a … Read More

A Novel Notion: E.L. James v Margaret Atwood

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The American Broadcast show PBS has decided to launch a summer reading challenge for its nation where it pits favourite books against each other to decide the very best. A novel notion, best-sellers and those deemed classics have been in the battle: Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code, authors like Joseph … Read More