Weekly Book Deals (18/02/19)

Welcome to the first of my Weekly Book Deals posts. Each week, I plan on recommending a selection of books based on monthly and weekly book deals. These are either books which I have read (and loved), or books which I really want to read! Enjoy the deals! 5 Kindle Books Under £1* The Girl... Continue Reading →


My Top Picks: 10 Books I Struggled to Put Down

If there is one thing every reader hopes for, it is to discover an unputdownable book. They want to find a book that will play on their mind, keep them up at night, and maybe even make them late for work, and this is because the writing, the story, or the characters are so powerful that they... Continue Reading →

What Makes a Book a “Classic”?

It is a common trend within the book community to refer to a book as either a "contemporary" or a "classic". These terms separate the likes of Stephenie Meyer and J. K. Rowling from Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf. Yet despite the commonplace nature of these terms, they seem to lack clear definitions, and this... Continue Reading →

Reading Wrap Up: January 2019

The first month of 2019 is coming to a close, and it is bringing with it my monthly reading wrap up! Every month, I set myself the challenge of reading a certain number of books, and I try to specify precisely which books I want to read. This January, I set myself the challenge of... Continue Reading →

My Blogging Story

Dear Followers, I am delighted to tell you that, earlier in the week, "A Literary Life" received its 500th follower! This is a massive milestone, both for me and my blog. When I first started out, I would have been ecstatic with 50 followers. Now, at 500, I just feel overwhelmed. I am incredibly grateful to everyone... Continue Reading →

Down the TBR Hole #9

Down the TBR Hole is a blog meme begun in 2016 by Lost in a Story. It's a fun way of organising your bookshelves, asking you to separate the books you actually want to read from those you added to your TBR list because you thought you probably should. Rules: Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf. Order... Continue Reading →

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