Welcome to We Need to Talk About Books!

Here you will find reviews of books, both fiction and non-fiction, as well as thoughts, analysis and discussion on them.

I’m Jason Fernandes, a voracious reader and collector of books. I love books and I love discussing them and dissecting them for their themes, styles, characters and settings.

What sorts of books do I read and review?

A good place to start would be to look at my latest Reading List.

As you can see, I like to cover literary fiction – classics, modern classics and contemporary literature. Among non-fiction, I like history, science, philosophy and historical biographies.

There are also several special genres I like to indulge. Such as reading book series and reading books by Indian writers or set in India. I imagine this will only expand further to include writers from New Zealand and Australia.

I also like to keep an eye on winners and nominees of literary prizes, particularly the Booker Prize, the Women’s Prize and the Nobel Prize.

Often, if the book I’ve read has an easy-to-access film or TV adaptation, I will watch it too and include my thoughts on it in my review of the book!

Why do I blog and write reviews?

I think about books a lot. I think about them while I read them and, when they’re impactful, for a long time afterwards. As well as trying to have an opinion on how good they are, I try to develop theories about what they mean, what they achieve and why they are important.

I blog because it is fun to try and articulate all of this, to be part of a community that shares a love of books, to hear what they think and get ideas of what else I would enjoy reading.

How do you contact me?

You can become a follower, either through WordPress or by email (see the option on the side menu).

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Or you can email me at: weneedtotalkaboutbooks@outlook.com