I picked up two of Angela Carter’s books kind of by accident – I was drawn to them individually; both ‘Vintage’ publications, both with bold front covers, both with interesting blurbs on the back. I didn’t realise they were by the same author when purchasing them.
The Girl Who Was Saturday Night is the story of Nouschka, a wild flower living in Quebec, Canada. With her twin brother Nicholas always close by her side, she lives like a wannabe rebel in a place where everybody knows her name thanks to fifteen minutes of fame during her childhood.
If you like the sound of Looking For Alaska, or have liked any of John Green’s writing, you’ll love All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. It’s a beautifully written Young Adult novel that is both romantic and funny, all the while telling some brutally honest truths about mental health stigma and suicide. I devoured …
Fiction proves that human beings can do magic. They can make you immerse into a new world, imagine outrageous adventures, and experience emotion over the written word. Reading something inspiring is all the more powerful – and what better way to get inspired than to read about these truly awesome heroines?
With thanks to my recent bout of great anxiety, I have managed to read all Harry Potter books (minus the Cursed Child) within 6 weeks. They have been a brilliant source of distraction for me, giving me the ability to lose myself in a world of fantasy – an escapism that only stories can provide.