Witches and witchcraft have fascinated, mystified and terrified people through the ages. Marion Gibson is Professor of Renaissance and Magical Literatures at Exeter University and works on witches, magic, paganism and the supernatural in literature.
Readers can forgive a lot of things if they find a novel interesting or entertaining, but bad grammar is not one of them. This is why many authors make use of copy editors to ensure that there are no grammatical errors present in their novels.
Although Wonder is a children's novel, the topics that it tackles, such as self acceptance and overcoming adversity are universal.
It has already been established that books make for great source material when it comes to movies and there are plenty of blockbusters that can back up this fact.
Each new year means that a slew of new movies will be hitting the big screen and these days the chances are that a lot of them will be based on books.
Milk and Honey, the poetry collection by Rupi Kaur, was released back in 2014, but it still remains a powerful example of the strength as well as courage of women.
With 23 novels already published at the time of writing this article, there can be no doubt about the enduring popularity of Jack Reacher.
It is impossible to overstate just how much of an influence J. R. R. Tolkien had on the fantasy genre in literature after releasing his epic The Lord of The Rings trilogy.
The new year means new opportunities to better ourselves and our circumstances. It is a time for setting new goals and reflecting on the ones that we have managed to accomplish.
Whether it is because the rapid pace at which technology is changing our world or because people can identify with oppressed characters who are struggling to make a difference, there is no denying that dystopian fiction is popular.