‘Confessions of a Sociopath’ by M. E. Thomas

This is a particularly interesting book because of my background in psychology but this one is one for anyone interested in the area of sociopaths. What does that mean exactly…maybe it’s the large number of us who have the guilty pleasures of a love of true crime podcasts and Netflix shows? ‘Confessions of a Sociopath’ is taken from the author’s own experiences, her own blog Sociopathworld.com and scientific literature- it’s a confessional memoir that gives insight into the life of someoneRead more

‘Insomniac City’ by Bill Hayes

Insomniac City is a story of New York told through the eyes of a newcomer. Bill Hayes moved to New York in 2009 at the age of 48. He moved from San Francisco after the tragic death of his partner. He bought a one-way ticket and had only had the vaguest idea of what he’d do there. The title of the book is derived from Hayes’ lifelong dealings with insomnia and in fact many of the stories from this bookRead more

‘The Flaneur: A Stroll through the Paradoxes of Paris’ by Edmund White

  Genre: Memoir/Travel Writing This is my first experience with Edmund White, who has been described as ‘an eccentric, yet brilliant poet’ and is known for his gay-love literature. Therefore, when I was given this book I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from this ‘must-read’ author. . Part autobiographical, part historical and part travel guide White delves into reasons why Paris is such an iconic city and why the only reason to experience all that it has to offerRead more