Currently Reading

Hi there! For some odd reason I’ve really enjoyed documenting all of the books I’ve read over the last few years. Originally, these were blog posts that I kept updating–Now I’ve decided to turn it into a proper page. These are all of the books I’m reading right now, plus those which I’ve finished between now and 2017.

Documenting my reading is a great way for me to reflect on the books I’ve read; it also encourages me to make time for reading because it’s something I love, and something that often falls to the wayside when I get busy.

Anything that has already been read before is marked with an asterisk. Also, I occasionally include short stories/essays in here if I really love them (most of the short stories/essays/articles I read won’t be included–these are just the ones I love!)


  1. Spinning Silver—Naomi Novik
  2. The Picture of Dorian Grey—Oscar Wilde*
  3. The Hunger Games—Susan Collins*
  4. Educated—Tara Westover


  1. The Life Changing Magic to Tidying Up—Marie Kondo
  2. Everything Under—Daisy Johnson
  3. Frankenstein—Mary Shelley*
  4. Instructions—Neil Gaiman
  5. Atalanta as Model: The Hunter and Hunted—JM Barringer
  6. The Discussion on Female Heroes in Respect of Gender Socialisation of Girls: Retelling Myths of Psyche, Artemis and Katniss—L Marlina
  7. The Little Mermaid—Hans Christian Andersen
  8. Miyazaki’s Little Mermaid: A Goldfish Out of Water—D Ross
  9. Deconstructing the Hero: Literary Theory and Children’s Literature—M Hourihan
  10. Anne of Green Gables—LM Montgomery
  11. Anne of Avonlea—LM Montgomery
  12. Anne of the Island—LM Montgomery
  13. The Graveyard Book—Neil Gaiman
  14. Seven Little Australians—Ethel Turner
  15. The Secret Garden—Frances Hodgson Burnett
  16. Coraline—Neil Gaiman
  17. Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold—Stephen Fry
  18. Charmed Life—Diana Wynne Jones*
  19. The Handmaid’s Tale—Margaret Atwood
  20. South of the Border, West of the Sun—Haruki Murakami
  21. A Brief History of Time—Stephen Hawking
  22. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind—Yuval Noah Harari
  23. The Forest of Wool and Steel—Natsu Miyashita
  24. The Ocean at the End of the Lane—Neil Gaiman
  25. Fireworks—Angela Carter
  26. The Bad Beginning—Lemony Snicket*


  1. A Picture of Dorian Gray—Oscar Wilde
  2. The Miracle of Mindfulness—Thich Nhat Hanh
  3. A Gathering of Shadows—V.E. Schwab
  4. A Conjuring of Light—V.E. Schwab
  5. A Room of One’s Own—Virginia Woolf*
  6. The Deep—Anthony Doerr
  7. Peter and Wendy—J.M. Barrie
  8. Children’s Fantasy Literature—Farah Mendlesohn
  9.  The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature—Farah Mendlesohn
  10. The Bad Beginning—Lemony Snicket
  11. The Deep—Anthony Doerr*
  12. Quest of Her own: Essays on the Female Hero in Modern Fantasy—Lori M. Campbell
  13. ‘Where’s Mama?’ The Construction of the Feminine in The Hobbit—William H. Green
  14. Women of Ice and Fire: Gender, Game of Thrones and Multiple Media Engagements—Anne Gjelsvik and Rikke Schubart
  15. On Fairy-Stories—J.R.R Tolkien
  16. Tolkien and Modernism—Patchen Mortimer
  17. ‘The Web of Story’ Structuralism in Tolkien’s On Fairy Stories—Derek Shank
  18. The Laugh of the Medusa—Hélène Cixous
  19. ‘Because I’m a girl, I suppose!’: Gender Lines and Narrative Perspective in Harry Potter—Melanie J Cordova
  20. Harry Potter and the Heritage of Gender—Eliza T Dresang
  21. Women in Game of Thrones: Power, Conformity and Resistance—Valerie Estelle Frankel
  22. Undoing Gender—Judith Butler
  23. Fairies, Mermaids, Mothers, and Princesses: Sexual Difference and gender Roles in Peter Pan—Heather E Shipley
  24. Howl’s Moving Castle—Diana Wynne Jones
  25. The Invention of Angela Carter—Edmund Gordon
  26. The Bloody Chamber—Angela Carter
  27. Children of the Blood and Bone—Tomi Adeyemi
  28. The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart—Holly Ringland
  29. Killing Commedatore—Haruki Murakami


  1. Kino – Haruki Murakami
  2. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running – Haruki Murakami
  3. The Elements of Style – William Shrunk Jr.
  4. The Dark – Lemony Snicket*
  5. A Room of One’s Own – Virginia Woolf
  6. Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard
  7. Orlando – Virginia Woolf
  8. Japanese Tales from Times Past – Translated by Naoshi Koriyama & Bruce Allen
  9. Short Stories from Hogwarts: Of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists – J. K. Rowling
  10. That Sugar Book – Damon Gameau
  11. The Literary Theory Handbook
  12. Love and Honour and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice – Nam Le
  13. Death by Landscape – Margaret Atwood
  14. Sleep – Haruki Murakami
  15. A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab
  16. Oh, The Places You’ll Go – Dr Seuss (One of my graduation presents!)
  17. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone* – J.K. Rowling
  18. The Laugh of the Medusa – Hélène Cixous
  19. The Wind-Up Bird Chronical – Haruki Murakami
  20. Are you Happy? – Akhil Sharma
  21. A Love Story – Samantha Hunt
  22. A Game of Thrones – George R. R. Martin
  23. The Hobbit – J. R. R. Tolkien
  24. A Village After Dark – Kazuo Ishiguro
  25. Two Men Arrive in a Village – Zadie Smith
  26. The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Neffenegger
  27. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  28. The Buried Giant – Kazuo Ishiguro