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Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century
I have always been a huge, huge, fan of Hunter's work. Kingdom of Fear is a collection of various writings he did, kind of like a memoir, where he ran ...more
Jun 2011
Jun 09, 2011
Revolution 1989: The Fall of the Soviet Empire
If you want an easy to read, fully accessible and engaging history overview of the downfall of the Soviet Empire, then this is the title for you. I've ...more
Apr 2013
Apr 15, 2013
There is that old saying that a picture is worth a thousand words and that really rings true with Sacco's Palestine, a graphic novel which depicts the ...more
May 06, 2012
Apr 29, 2012
Make Room! Make Room!
Harrison's now cult classic dystopian tale of an overpopulated New York City often gets forgotten about in comparison to the very loosely based film v ...more
Mar 2013
Mar 05, 2013
The Virgin Suicides
One of my all time favourites. Despite its macabre subject, The Virgin Suicides elicits lost childhoods spent during long summer days and is one of th ...more
Mar 2011
Mar 14, 2011
British Social Movements Since 1945: Sex, Colour, Peace and Power
Clear and concise text that seeks to provide a 'historical frame' to British Social Movements and does so very well. Great book to start out with if y ...more
Apr 18, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
The Contortionist's Handbook
The Contortionist's Handbook is one of those books that just hooks you in from the very beginning and carries you on a weird and wonderful journey. Th ...more
Sep 2013
Sep 11, 2013
Unwind (Unwind, #1)
One of the best YA sci-fi dystopias I've read in a while! It's set in the future where a bitter war between the pro-choice and anti-abortion armies br ...more
Oct 03, 2011
Sep 23, 2011
Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea
A powerful and highly emotive account of how people are forced to live their lives in North Korea. Demick tells the personal stories of several people ...more
Feb 2013
Feb 10, 2013
Ariel is in my opinion, Plath's best collection of poems. It's a slim volume which I have read many times and probably will read many times more in th ...more
Nov 03, 2011
Feb 19, 2011
Bird Box
When I picked up Bird Box and read the blurb on the back, I was obviously intrigued by the concept, but really had no idea that I'd enjoy it so much. ...more
Nov 19, 2014
Oct 28, 2014
Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea
Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea is a book that I've seen many human rights activists who I admire recommend, and it's really opened my ey ...more
Jan 31, 2014
Jan 02, 2014
Fast Times in Palestine
An extraordinary memoir of the author's time in Palestine, which reads like a part-diary, part-history, part-political, part- travel survival guide. L ...more
Dec 05, 2011
Oct 31, 2011
The Lover's Dictionary
A beautifully simple and short book that tells the love story of a relationship through dictionary definitions. The uncoventional manner of how its wr ...more
Feb 21, 2013
Feb 21, 2013
An incredible memoir of the author's early life growing up with Bulimia and Anorexia. It's one of the most intelligent accounts I've ever read on this ...more
Jun 2011
Jun 14, 2011
The Night Bookmobile
I read this last night before going to bed and thought it was a wonderful short story which is set out like a picture-book or a graphic novel, whichev ...more
May 06, 2012
May 06, 2012
A Monster Calls
A beautifully written and illustrated children's book that deals with the subject of death in an original and inspiring way. Conor is a young boy who ...more
Dec 2012
Dec 24, 2012
Far North
Wow, this book is seriously good! I was absolutely hooked from the beginning and couldn't put it down. If it hadn't been for Uni work taking up my tim ...more
Jan 17, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
Shopped: The Shocking Power Of British Supermarkets
Shopped is the best book I have read so far on the evils of supermarket empires. It is set out in concise anger inducing chapters that detail every h ...more
Jun 2011
Mar 14, 2011
Brave New World
It perhaps goes to show how poorly designed my high school's English Literature classes were when I say that this is the first time I've ever read Bra ...more
Jan 2013
Feb 11, 2011
The Handmaid's Tale
If I had to sum up a description of The Handmaid's Tale in one word, I would probably choose 'terrifying'.
In Gilead, religious fundamentalists have ta
Feb 2011
Feb 11, 2011
Outliers: The Story of Success
Outliers is one of those non-fiction books that you can just pick up whenever and enjoy reading. Gladwell's writing style is laidback and accessible, ...more
Aug 28, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky
An eye-opening book which is accessible for almost everyone to read without too much trouble and a great introduction to many topics surrounding the p ...more
Nov 13, 2011
Feb 18, 2011
American Psycho
What can I say about American Psycho that hasn't been said a million times before?

This is the second time I've read it and I still think it's fantast
May 2011
May 13, 2011
The God Delusion
The God Delusion is a book that I should have read years ago. I've always had a problem with religion which may stem from the fact that both of my par ...more
Apr 2014
Mar 02, 2014
The Fault in Our Stars
Like many, I picked up The Fault In Our Stars after reading Looking For Alaska and just love John Green. He's one of those authors who manages to perf ...more
Nov 2012
Nov 14, 2012
The Night Circus
I loved The Night Circus so much. It's beautifully written and sucks you in from the very first page. It's centered around two young magicians, Ceila ...more
Jan 2013
Dec 30, 2012
Leaderless Revolution: How to Free Yourself and Then the World
After reading so many dense, and frankly dull, books based around activism and politics this year, The Leaderless Revolution felt like a breath of fre ...more
Dec 2012
Nov 28, 2012
Mr. Nice
What can I say about Howard Marks that hasn't already been said? Even if you frown upon his dope smuggling antics, it's hard not to get sucked into th ...more
Mar 28, 2012
Mar 20, 2012
The Great Gatsby
Oh The Great Gatsby, why has it taken me all these years to read you?! I enjoyed this so much, it's such an easy book to get sucked into. I felt like ...more
Jun 2013
May 27, 2013
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