Namera Tanjeem

Namera is currently an English student at the University of Cambridge who loves romance novels, Harry Potter, true crime stories, and cats. You can find her over at her blog, The Literary Invertebrate. She can be contacted by email at

8 Fanfics That Are Even Better Than the Original Stories

Sometimes fan fiction can be so good, it outshines the source material, including in these Hunger Games and Twilight fan fics.

Public Domain Books 2022: 10 to Look Out For

Here's a list of public domain books 2022, out next year for your reading pleasure - including greats such as Winnie the Pooh.

15 Must-Read Dystopian Romance Novels

Just because the world may be ending doesn't mean we can't be in love! Here are some romantic dystopian novels to keep the apocalypse steamy.

Most Famous Poems: 20 of the Best

Ready to dive into some great poems? These are the most famous poems to get started with, from classics to modern poetry.

4 Best Planners to Achieve Your Reading Goals

Here's a roundup of the 4 best planners I've found, which you can use to track your reading habits and customise for any month.

The 5 Best Libraries to See in Cambridge

Cambridge has over 100 libraries, so here are some (subjective) recommendations for the best ones to start with.

The Most Popular Ships in Fan Fiction History

A look at the most popular fanfiction ships, from the origins of the pairings to what they reveal about our current cultural moment.

Authors, Seriously: Please Don’t Talk to Us

Here are all the reasons why, if you're an author, you absolutely should not be engaging with a reviewer - no matter what they've said.

9 of the Most Controversial Books Published in English

From sexual content to blasphemy, here are 10 of the most controversial books which have been published in the English language, including Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov.

20 Must-Read Free Online Stories

Here's a collection of 20 free stories I've gathered from FictionPress, a website for reading stories online.

50 Must-Read Love Stories

Here's a list of 50 of the best love story books I've come across in my many years of reading, including romance, fantasy, YA, and more.

9 Diverse Romantic Comedies to Leave You Smiling

Here are nine diverse romantic comedies – published recently – which are sure to leave you with a smile on your face, including Last Tang Standing by Lauren Ho.

A Response to Claims of Racism in Naomi Novik’s A DEADLY EDUCATION

Naomi Novik's A DEADLY EDUCATION has been called out for racist portrayals by some reviewers; one reader responds to this critique.

10 Chilling Books Set During Winter

If you prefer your reads extra chilling, pick up these scary books set during winter, featuring ghosts, murder, history, and more.

Virtual Library Tour: Newnham College, University of Cambridge

Take a tour of one of the biggest libraries in Cambridge without leaving your home. Head on down to Newnham College with us.