Lanterns and Hardbacks

The reviews and musings of a twenty-something bibliophile



Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

I’ve been watching the YouTube channel John Green shares with his brother Hank, Vlogbrothers, for about six years now. It’s a channel I would recommend to almost anyone, provided they have a sense of humour, a desire to make the... Continue Reading →


Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

4 stars Spoilers, surrounded by * and written in white text, can be read by highlighting the relevant passage. Several different people have recommended Sarah Waters to me and, seeing as it’s her most famous work, I decided I should... Continue Reading →

Unspeakable by Abbie Rushton

4 stars I absolutely loved this book. I read it in one sitting, which is quite unusual for me. The characters were just so compelling and it was quite an easy read. The main character, Megan, has been mute ever... Continue Reading →

The Price of Salt (Carol) by Patricia Highsmith

4.5 stars Spoilers have been written in white text which can be read by highlighting the relevant passage. A beautiful book about love, infatuation and growing up. Therese is a likeable character from the start, sweet and yet quite gutsy... Continue Reading →

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