The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story – further reading

The People v OJ Simpson. Picture: BBC/Fox I’m a little bit obsessed with The People v OJ Simpson, and as well as tuning in every week to the TV programme I’ve been reading a lot around the subject, from pieces of journalism from the time of the trial to think pieces. If you’re as fascinated…

Book review: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a brilliant story told once needs to be retold for a modern audience, and so it is with Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice, which has been retold by Curtis Sittenfeld as part of The Borough Press’ Austen Project. Moving the action to modern day Cincinnatta, we join…

Book review: Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett

How entertaining can a novel about a whaling family in a tiny community in Australia be? The answer, I was pleasantly surprised to learn while reading Shirley Barrett’s debut Rush Oh! is very. Mary Davidson, the oldest daughter in a whaling family in New South Wales, chronicles the difficult whaling season of 1908. Drama, misadventure…

Book review: Not Working by Lisa Owens

Many people spend the majority of their waking time working, so you want a job where you’re happy, and challenged, and where you feel like you’re making a difference. But what if your work just isn’t living up to expectations? (If my boss is reading this, I love my job, we’re not talking about me…

Book review: Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik

Sofia Khan has had it with men. She thought she’d found the one, but it turned out he wanted her to move in with his parents (sort of, next door but with a hole connecting the two houses) after they got married, so now Sofia has given up. Or she thinks she has – when…

Best books of 2015

So many books, so little time. Luckily, I did have time to read these 12 brilliant books, my favourites of the year… All Involved by Ryan Gattis This is one of the first 2015 releases I read, way back in September 2014, and it is still without doubt one of the best books of the…