I share my thoughts on the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man who walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness to seek adventure but never returned.
From 3rd June to 3rd September I will be working my way through this list.
The shortlist for the Wales Book of the Year 2019 awards for English and Welsh-language books has been announced.
As the fourth week of the inaugural Wales Readathon comes to an end, we discuss chapters 22-28 of the official Dewithon 19 book.
As week three of the inaugural Wales Readathon draws to a close, we discuss chapters 15-21 of the official Dewithon 19 book.
What a wonderfully diverse and gratifying reading year 2018 turned out to be!
We look back at a powerful memoir exploring death, illness, marriage and memory from an iconic American writer.
Week two of a month-long celebration of favourite non-fiction reads. In this post we look at a perfect book pairing.
A month-long celebration of reading, reviewing and discussing non-fiction.
A gripping investigation into a crime that scandalized literary London.
A comprehensive checklist of Margaret Atwood’s publications from 1961 to the present day.
I have finally succumbed to joining The Classics Club. Here is my list of fifty fine titles to be read over a period of five years.
A vivid and perceptive book, which will probably appeal to readers of Robert Macfarlane, Roger Deakin and Olivia Laing.
After masses of nominations and much lively debate Hay Fest came up with the top 100 books by women over the last century. I intend to read my way through the list!
The challenge of creating a zero-sum book collection. Can you create a one-hundred-book library?
An uplifting exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity.
The gripping and elegiac stories of eight lost books, and the mysterious circumstances behind their disappearances.
A dip-in doorstop filled with risqué anecdotes, humorous stories, unintended hilarity and intriguing revelations.
This week we look at books read and reviewed, discover what is happening with the Ulysses Readlong and highlight fascinating literary features from across the Internet.
This is the start of an occasional feature in which I highlight a small selection of books that I read and enjoyed at some point before publishing this blog.