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The best books of 2018 so far…

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The best books of 2018 so far…

Best Books of 2018 so far Halfway through 2018, here are the bestselling books of the year so far. Some will make you laugh, others cry and some simply change the way you view the world forever. All phenomenally great literary reads, these most certainly are the most deserving of the best books of the year so far. Any others that should be here? Feel free to comment below. Best Literature and Fiction Books of 2018 so far… 1. Circe by Madeline Miller Circe by Madeline Miller Poetic fiction based on the fascinating story of the peculiar daughter of the sun god, Helios....

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Why I love Virginia Woolf

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Why I love Virginia Woolf

I have been planning this post for months and am super excited to finally write it. Why? Virginia Woolf is one of my all-time favourite authors, whose literary ideas have shaped the work of thousands of authors, both male and female. As a modernist she experimented with different forms of writing, challenging the status quo, giving birth to techniques that we take for granted now, such as narrating from multiple perspectives reflecting human psychology, monologues and ‘stream of consciousness’. Woolf’s writing took place during the First World War, at a time when society was reasserting traditional values and her work...

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