Book Tag: Books to Read in Pairs.

This tag was created by Jen Campbell on YouTube, and the idea of it is to go around your shelves (whether virtual or physical!) and choose pairs of books that you think compliment each other well, perhaps because they have similar themes, or one is a retelling of the other, etc. Jen asks us to aim for between five and ten pairs of books so I’ve pushed myself to go for ten.

I didn’t read most of these in pairs, apart from the ones I read for university modules, but have chosen them because I think they would go well together.

1. White Teeth by Zadie Smith / Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie.

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Book Review: ‘Faceless’ by Alyssa Sheinmel.

So I literally JUST finished Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel and must say that this is a breath of fresh YA air.


It’s about Maisie, a high-school girl badly burned in an electrical fire, who is given the opportunity for a face transplant. She agrees, thinking someone else’s face is better than no face at all, but we see her struggle with all the other aspects of her decision: the alleged changes to her personality, the pills she must take every day for the rest of her life and which make her too tired to be the straight-A student she was before, and of course, the constant staring.

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