Ugly Truths: My Year of Rest and Relaxation

I first heard of Ottessa Moshfegh’s novel My Year of Rest and Relaxation it on Instagram. Everybody was talking about it, I saw pictures of the book everywhere. The reviews, however, were not all good: a masterpiece, a cheap piece of shock literature, a groundbreaking story, an immensely boring book… everybody had a different opinionContinue reading “Ugly Truths: My Year of Rest and Relaxation”

The Newness of Hermann Hesse’s Steppenwolf

I just read one of those books everybody reads in high school. Since I can remember being a reader and making reading lists, Steppenwolf has been on my radar; many people in several different places and contexts had recommended the book to me, and I can’t really say why it took me so long toContinue reading “The Newness of Hermann Hesse’s Steppenwolf”

My Favourite Books of 2020

2020 was a terrible year for almost everyone and everything. However, books were a silver lining for many of us and confinement is definitely an excuse for reading through the day.

The Darkness Within: Shirley Jackson’s Tales

For my last spooky read of the year (it’s almost Christmas!) I chose an author I’m familiar with. I’ve been a fan of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and We Have Always Lived in the Castle because they really scared me, although not in a way that most horror books do. Shirley Jackson’sContinue reading “The Darkness Within: Shirley Jackson’s Tales”

10 Scary Reads for the Season

The last couple of months have been quite hectic, but since it was a scary book that got me out of my reading slump and it’s that time of the year again, I thought I’d make the time to list the 10 books that have scared me the most, in case you’re up for aContinue reading “10 Scary Reads for the Season”