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Queer books I still need to read this month!

We’ve now reached the tail end of June but there are still some LGBTQ+ books that I’m planning to read before the end of this most important month.

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How to get out of a Reading Slump

One of the most crucial signs you know you’re a bookworm, apart from the collective buy-a-new-book-everytime-you-walk-into-a-bookshop punctilio, is reading slumps. We’ve all been there at one point or another, in that state of dormancy, that visceral feeling of drought, where we feel plagued by our own inactivity.

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New Book Review: Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda

Hey Bibliophiles! I was fortunate enough to meet the wonderful Ivy Pochoda whilst she was touring in London for her book, Wonder Valley and it’s signed! If you love contemporary urban fiction then you’ll want to read the review I’ve just written about this book especially since I awarded it 5 stars! Which is a rating I am loathe to […]

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New Book Review: People In The Trees by Hanya Yanagihara

People In The Trees is the 2013 debut by American novelist Hanya Yanagihara. It is a retrospective account detailing the life story of esteemed scientist Abraham Norton Perina and the events that led to his eventual arrest. The story has a fantastic premise that is both original and unique and discusses very universally relevant themes; that of man’s obssession with eternal youth and the […]

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New Book Review: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Murakami writes with such poetry and enticing perversity in this tonally sombre book, published in 1987 by Kodansha. Toru Watanabe, the protagonist, hears the song Norwegian Wood by the Beatles aboard a flight and is instantly transported back to his disillusioned youth after his best friend, Kizuki committed suicide leaving Toru and Kizuki’s girlfriend, Naoko mutually bereaved, the grief of […]

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LOCHANREADS CHARITY READATHON

Hi Friends, I hope you had a fantastic week! I for one am so happy that it’s finally Friday especially since I’m off all weekend. 🎉 Now without much further ado, I’m really excited (and then some given the novelty of the situation), to host my first ever Charity Readathon! Throughout the month of October, I will be reading as many […]

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A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Author of critically acclaimed debut The Kite Runner brings us this heart-wrenching gem; A Thousand Splendid Suns published originally in 2007 by Bloomsbury Publishing. Set in Afghanistan and spanning a period of almost thirty years during the time of Soviet occupation up until Taliban rule, this tragic tale recounts the deeply moving lives of Mariam and Laila. The Mother-daughter dynamic […]