I would consider my reading tastes to be quite broad and ever-growing, but I am constantly drawn to books that have a decisive voice, an unexpected story, or can subvert and reconstruct the conventional narratives of love, friendship, family, loss and coming-of-age. Some writers I enjoy reading and greatly admire include Maggie O’Farrell, Niamh Campbell, Louise Nealon, Donna Tartt, Leila Slimani, Belinda McKeon, Anne Enright, Zadie Smith, Elena Ferrante, Kate Atkinson and Ottessa Moshfegh.
I’m also intrigued by new takes on mythology, like Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles and Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls. As well as this, I’m a big fan of magical realism and enjoy stories with elements of the mysterious and unfamiliar that imagine our world in a new way. For me, perfect examples of this would be The Binding by Bridget Collins or David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas.
Finally, I’m a bit of a fantasy obsessive – both adult and young adult. I love being fully consumed and immersed in a world someone has created that has me reading into the early hours of the morning. Writers within this genre that I particularly enjoy are Susanna Clarke, N.K. Jemisin, R.F. Kuang and V.E. Schwab as well as YA standouts Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.
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