Inspirational stories to power your week!

We all need a bit of inspiration sometimes. Whether that involves rolling out of bed on a Monday (hello!) or needing that little extra push to go for a dream you've always wanted, books are my go-to. There's no end of generally excellent between the covers of a book, and here I present to you …

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A bit of girl power: kicking ass with YA heroines

We all like a bit of girl power, right? Well, these books have loads of it: the proper ass-kicking, sword wielding (mostly) kind of heroines that I always wanted to be when I was younger. And there's no better way to complement that than with a hefty dollop of fantasy alongside it. Since excellent heroines …

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Get your fantasy on with these five books

Lockdown has been a drag, but fortunately I've had plenty of reading to hand. And fantasy books are the best antidote of all to staying indoors: they let you travel to foreign lands, all inside the comfort of your own head! If you're looking for some fantastical inspiration, look no further: from space operas to …

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Review: The Sisters of Auschwitz, by Roxane van Iperen

There have been many books written about the Second World War. But I don't think I've ever read one quite like this: the closest I can think of is Laurent Binet's HhhH, but this has a fair amount less whimsy and a fair amount more forensic analysis in it. This is a story about family, bravery, sacrifice …

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Two South Korean books for the ladies (and by the ladies)

It was only until after I'd started reading these books that I began to appreciate just how little I know about South Korean culture. It's something that doesn't feature heavily in the books I read, so this was a long-overdue deep dive into life on the other side of the world: life in a country …

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