"You should be actively looking for things that challenge your existing opinion."
"The first kidnapping wasn’t my fault. The others—those were definitely me."
A round up of books that have changed the way I form opinions.
“I can’t lose the thing I’ve held onto for so long, you know?” My face twists up from the pain of pushing it out. “I just really need it to be a love story, you know? I really, really need it to be that.”
“I always find it odd when people say that of the dead. They had their whole life ahead of them. Clearly, they didn't because they're dead. We may not like the method of disposal but when it's your time to go, then it's your time to go.”
Geraldine Verne's Red Suitcase: the perfect Summer read.
A historical fiction retelling of the British occupation of Kenya.
Torrey Peters became the first trans woman to be nominated for the £30,000 Women's Prize for Fiction, which was contested in an anonymous open letter by the Wild Woman Writing Club.
"Why rebel? Because our footprint on the Earth has never mattered more than now. How we treat it, in the spirit of gift or of theft, has never been more important."
"I loathe my period. I cannot wait for the day it sods off. For good. But shall I tell you what I loathe even more? Not being able to talk about it. Freely, funnily and honestly.