Tag : 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

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

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

Too Many Books Spoil the Plot

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It’s very common for a reading slump to hit hard for many students who have been powering through copious amounts of reading related to their degree. Lifestyle and Culture Editor, Bella Davis, takes a look at the challenges she has faced whilst learning to read for pleasure again after finishing … Read More

5 Great Sci-fi Novels for You to Read

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Recently, we lost the incredible Stephen Hawking, a man who fundamentally changed the way we view and interact with the cosmos. His works have had such a strong influence on the scientific world and science fiction as a genre. In honour of his passing, here is a look at some … Read More

Treat Your Shelf – A Boy Made of Blocks

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This month, add an uplifting novel to your bookshelf with Keith Stuart’s A Boy Made of Blocks. This debut novel is sure to tug at your heartstrings, making you laugh, cry and everything in between. Drawing inspiration from Stuart’s own son, who was diagnosed as on the autism spectrum in … Read More

Some of the best love stories literature has to offer

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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

Books to Look Out for in 2018

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The novelist and essayist, Christopher Morley, once wrote: ‘When you sell a man a book you don’t sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life.’ This year, liberate your minds from your reading lists and take a gander at … Read More