Reading is a silver spoon you can’t be born with. For some, the ability never develops or does so only through struggle. It’s only natural then to share the fruits of reading fluency freely and with passion. It’s what bookworms — and English teachers, practising or retired - do.

A few of these posts are shamefully short whilst others have veered towards being essays. You have been warned! Get in touch if you think I’ve misread — or even missed - something.

Fiction

Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett Watt book jacket
James Joyce
James Joyce, Ulysses
Ursula K. Le Guin
The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin book jacket
Ian McEwan
The Cockroach by Ian McEwan
Herman Melville
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
George Orwell
Nineteen eighty-four by George Orwell book jacket
Patrick White
Riders in the Chariot by Patrick White
Patrick White
The Eye of the Storm by Patrick White
Patrick White
The Solid Mandala by Patrick White
Patrick White
The Tree of Man by Patrick White
Patrick White
The Vivisector by Patrick White
Patrick White
Voss by Patrick White

Non-fiction