My Reading List

Read, read, read,  read! 

Having been given the above advice by the ever wonderful Mary Beard, I’ve decided to make a list of all the fiction / non-fiction books I would like to read!

I’m hoping,  maybe monthly to write a small review of the books I’ve read! If there are any books you think I’ve missed from the list, or if you want me to review any books, drop me a message!

(Please note this is very much a work in progress)


  • Mary Beard – Pompeii
  • Mary Beard – SPQR
  • Tessa Dunlop – The Bletchley Park Girls
  • Stephen D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dunnet – Freakonomics
  • Christopher Hibbert – Virgin Queen: A Personal History of Elizabeth I
  • Dan Jones – The Plantagenets
  • Suzannah Lipscomb – A Visitor’s Companion to Tudor England
  • Samuel Pepys – The Great Fire of London
  • David Potter – The Emperors of Rome
  • Rebecca Skloot – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • David Starkey – Monarchy 📚 (review here)
  • Suetonius – Caligula
  • Leo Tolstoy – On Life
  • A. N. Wilson – Victoria: A Life


  • Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale 🙂
  • J.M. CoetzeeDisgrace
  • Kazuo Ishiguro – Never Let Me Go
  • Jack Kerouac – On The Road
  • Sinclair Lewis – It Can’t Happen Here
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Love in the Time of Cholera
  • George Orwell – 1984 🙂
  • H.G. Wells – The Island of Doctor Moreau
  • H.G.Wells – The War of the Worlds 🙂