Book Review · Fiction

Review: Clean by Juno Dawson

CN: addiction, anorexia mention Lexi Volkov is a socialite. Young. Fashionable. Rich. She has everything. Lexi Volkov is kidnapped. Dragged into a rehabilitation facility. Throwing up.  We first meet Lexi as a stubborn and immature teenager, trying to fight her way out of her stay at the rehabilitation facility, denying her drug addiction. But it's… Continue reading Review: Clean by Juno Dawson

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Book Review · Fiction · lgbt+ · Queer Classics Club · Reading Club · Uncategorized

Giovanni’s Room

David is a young American who has gone to Paris, while he awaits the return of his fiancee. There he meets the love of his life, who turns out to be another man. However, the course of their relationship is not smooth in a homophobic world. And David will make a decision that will determine… Continue reading Giovanni’s Room

Fiction · lgbt+ · Opinion · personal

LGBTQ Fiction: Fitting In and Non-Binary Representation

I love LGBTQ fiction, and I love LGBTQ representation in the media. But despite the increase in LGBTQ representation in the media, for a long time I still felt left out. And it's only recently that I realised why. When I flick through description of gay novels, they appear either to be endless remakes of Dorian… Continue reading LGBTQ Fiction: Fitting In and Non-Binary Representation

Book Review · Fiction · Uncategorized

Review: The Art of Being Normal, Lisa Williamson

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51%2B5Ck8mCXL.jpg I have to admit, the book doesn't exactly draw you in at first. But as I got past the first few chapters I really began to enjoy the book. The book if full of happy and sad moments, and it deals with themes of: gender identity, coming out, bullying, poverty, family and friendship. I… Continue reading Review: The Art of Being Normal, Lisa Williamson

Book Review · Non-fiction

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

A simple and enjoyable, yet challenging and thought-provoking novel on growing up in an evangelical Church community and discovering one's true self. Winterson weaves complex ideas and heavy emotions into a simple yet at times fragmentary and experimental novel. Jeanette was adopted as young age, and poised like Christ to save the world through her… Continue reading Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

Book Review · Fiction

Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Ari is angry and self-doubting. Dante is confident and poetic. Ari's household is locked in silence as his older brother remains locked in prison. One fateful day, Dante teaches Aristotle how to swim, and the two boys who have struggled to make friends until this point, create a friendship that will change them. This book… Continue reading Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe