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Welcome to the Reader Writes the Story, a blog on books with some writing as well. Let me introduce myself. I am Fleur from the Netherlands, currently studying English. I love reading, but also writing about what I’ve read which is why I started this blog! Browse around and I hope you enjoy! Below you can find my recent posts, and above you can click on book reviews and more. Please don’t hesitate to comment and let me know what you think!

Recent Posts

  • Neo-Victorian fiction: Sarah Waters and Victorian narratives from the shadows of Victorian society
    After reading Affinity, I wanted to dive into the genre of neo-Victorianism and more of Sarah Waters’ writing. Novels like Affinity and Fingersmith belong to the genre of neo-Victorianism. This can be defined as modern reworkings of Victorian society in…
  • Book Review: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
    Taylor Jenkins Reid now has a great summer read. Though Reid has her own characteristic style, she has created a surprising novel, building on older writing styles. Malibu Rising tells the story of the Riva…
  • Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
    Ever wanted to step into the glamorous Hollywood of the 1960s or ’70s? Then this is the novel to read. In The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Evelyn is ready to tell the world about…
  • Book Review: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
    Even though not much is known about Shakespeare’s son Hamnet, as Maggie O’Farrell states at the end of her novel, she has imagined what his short life could have been like. To clarify, the novel…
  • Book Review: Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan
    Exciting times is a novel full of social commentary, as well as a complicated love story. For me, the novel’s social dynamics sometimes felt a little unrealistic, perhaps due to my personal taste. In her…
  • Summer Reading List 2021
    For my summer reading list, I am planning to read some novels that have been sitting on the shelf for a while now. This makes my reading list perhaps a bit outdated, but I still…