Index of Themes discussed

If there is a theme you’d like me to look at, please leave a comment/complete the form below or drop me a line at madamebibilophile@gmail.com. All suggestions (well, all polite suggestions) welcome…

100th post

1920s (recreations of)

1920s (Sarah Waters recommendations)

1938 Club (Middle age)

1944 Club

1947 Club

1951 Club

1968 Club

1977 Club

1977

1990s

A

Alcohol

Alternative London Underground

Anarchy

Antarctica

Antiheroes

Apartment blocks

Autumn 2013

Autumn 2015

B

Beginnings 

Behind the Scenes

Black History Month 2017

Blog anniversary (another blogger’s writing)

Book covers

Booker prize winners

Bristol (EH Young)

Brothers

My brother’s birthday – two poems 

Bureaucrats

Burn’s Night

C

Campus novels

Cats and Dogs

Celebrities favourite novels

Chinese New Year 2013

Chinese New Year 2016

Christmas 2015

Christmas 2016

Christmas 2017

Classics

Comfort reading

Cosy crime

D

Death of David Bowie

Death of Seamus Heaney

Dinner parties

#DiverseDecember – Hackney playwrights

#DiverseDecember II – Marriage

Dystopia

E

Easter 2013

Easter 2014

Elizabeth Taylor Day 2018

End of Finals

End of the World

Endings

English Civil War/Restoration

European referendum

Expanding famous stories

F

Fairytales

Fairytales reworked

Families – unexpected

Famous writers, portrayals of

Fathers’ Day 2013

Favourite things

Female friendship

Feminism

Feminist Sundays – Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing

Feminist Sundays – Domestic Violence (The Woman Who Walked into Doors by Roddy Doyle)

Film adaptations

First Virago and First Persephone

Foreign language children’s classics

French classic novels

Friendship

Friends’ recommendations

Funny 

G

Gender

German Literature Month 2017 (1)

German Literature Month 2017 (2)

German Literature Month 2018 (1)

German Literature Month 2018 (2) – Stefan Zweig

Ghana@60

Glasgow

Gothic

Greatest winners

Guy Fawkes Night/Catholic writing

H

Hallowe’en 2018

Historical London

Holidays

Home

Honeymoon

I

Imagined Lives of Poets

Incest

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia 2013

Islands

J

Jean Rhys Reading Week

Jean Rhys Reading Week (2)

Jobs

L

Last novels

Libraries

Liverpudlian writers

London

London II

London Pride 2016

London Pride 2018

London Underground

M

Manchester 

Margaret Atwood Reading Month 2018

Margaret Kennedy Day 2017

Margery Sharp Day 2017

Margery Sharp Day 2018

Margery Sharp Day 2019

Marriage

May Day/International Workers Day 2013

May Day 2014 – Carnivalesque 

Medieval literature for kids

Memory

Mental health units

Monica Dickens Day 2018

Mothers Day 2013

Mothers Day 2014 

Mothers Day 2016

Mother’s Day 2018

Muriel Spark centenary

Muses

Music

N

National Poetry Day 2013 (theme: Water)

National Poetry Day 2016 (theme: Messages)

New Year

Novels for people who don’t read

O

Older lovers

One Day

Ordinary lives

Oxford

P

Pastiche

Persephone readathon 2018

Persephone Readathon 2018 No.2

Persephone Readathon 2018 No.3 (short stories)

Playwrights writing prose

Point of View of children 

Politics

Politics II

Prequels & Sequels

Prize winners

Procrastination

R

Reading Ireland 2016 – St Patrick’s Day

Reading Ireland 2016 – Students

Reading Ireland 2017 – Debut novels

Reading Ireland 2017 – Elizabeth Bowen

Reading Ireland 2018 – 90s students

Reading Ireland 2018 – Alcoholism in families

Reading Ireland 2018 – Molly Keane

Rebecca West Day 2018

Regent’s Park

Renaissance drama

Reunions 

Richard III

Rio 2016

Roald Dahl 100

Rumer Godden Day 2018

S

Scottish writing

Second novels

Second place

Shakespeare’s birthday

Sherlock (& Lord Peter Wimsey)

Short books

Short stories

Small Press September

Small things

Snow

Social outcasts

Spanish detectives

Spies

Spinsters

Spring Equinox (Day and Night)

Springtime

Stella Prize winners

Strangers on a Train

Suffragettes (Vote100)

Summer 2013 

Summer 2014

Summer 2015

Summer 2016

Summer 2017

T

Teachers

Ten Books that Most Influenced Me – Part I

Ten Books that Most Influenced Me – Part II

Transformations

Trains

TV characters, recommendations for

U

Unfinished novels

University 

Unsung heroes

V

Valentine’s Day 2013 – bee-keeping & plague

Valentine’s Day 2014 – Cary Grant

Valentine’s Day  2018 – Vita & Violet

Valentine’s Day 2019: Rebecca West & HG Wells

Villains

W

War

War and Peace reading diary

Weddings

Welsh readathon 2019/Dewithon19

Welsh writers

Winter 2016

Winter 2017

Women in Translation month 2016

Women in Translation Month 2017 – 6 quick reviews

Women in Translation Month 2018 – Animators

Women in Translation Month 2018 – Acclaimed writers

Work

World Poetry Day 2015

World War I centenary

Writers groups

 

 

 

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