about

Hi, I’m meg, a 20-year-old linguistics student from the UK. I can usually be found with a book in one hand, a coffee in the other, tripping over a cat.

And when I’m not reading books, I’m talking about them here or on Instagram.

Hi, I’m meg, a 20-year-old linguistics student from the UK.

I can usually be found with a book in one hand, a coffee in the other, tripping over a cat. When I’m not reading books, I’m talking about them here or on Instagram. This little blog is for when my ramblings exceed Instagram’s caption limits and is for all things book reviews, book recommendations, publishing and writing.

Most of my time is taken up by my degree at Lancaster University and when I’m not studying words, I’m checking grammar as the Arts and Culture Editor of the student newspaper, SCAN. I’m also a regular contributor for The Publishing Post and write articles for SCAN and Student Beans.

favourite books

  • The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
  • How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
  • Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  • A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown
  • The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf
  • Who I Was With Her by Nita Tyndall
  • Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
  • Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
  • Expectation by Anna Hope

about the blog

On the 26th July 2019, I finally found the courage to start a bookstagram account, @thebookishlinguist. After falling back in love with reading –– and with talking about books with other book lovers –– I launched this blog in January 2020.

Originally intended as a place to discuss books and linguistics, I stuck to the name the bookish linguist. However, by the end of 2020 and my time as a linguistics student coming to an end, my bookstagram and blog has refocused as a purely bookish blog, leaving the linguistics to my dissertation. In December 2020, I changed the handle on all social medias from @thebookishlinguist to @thebookishmeg. My blog remains a creative place for all things book-related.