‘Adèle’ by Leïla Slimani

Another book teaming with my ‘Femme Fatale’ theme this month! This book was highly anticipated after the success of Slimani’s novel ‘Lullaby’. The theme of all of Slimani’s novels is sex but not the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey/Borderline Pornography’ sex but rather is tasteful. ‘Adèle’ emphasises a women’s control (or lack there of) when exploring their sexuality and desires. This story follows Adèle, a woman living in Paris, who appears to have the perfect life- a surgeon successful husband, a beautifulRead more

PERSONAL FAVOURITE ‘Me Before You’ by Jojo Moyes

Genre: Fiction/Romance This book is impossible to ignore at the movie. Anyone who isn’t leaving under a rock will have seen the trailer for the upcoming film, starring Emilia Clarke (Game of Throne fans will know her better as Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons) and Sam Claflin (for Hunger Game fans that’s Finnick). So naturally, the book is in high demand. The thing is, this book’s been out for a while, published in 2012, and it’s been popular since then. TheRead 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