Welcome to The Literary Edit! Formerly The Unlikely Bookworm, in November 2017 this website underwent a rebrand to become The Literary Edit, a dedicated destination for all things bookish and stylish travel with a literary twist.
I’m Lucy, founder and editor of The Literary Edit, and a long standing bookworm with a passion for brilliant books, independent bookstores and literary festivals. Based between London and Sydney, The Literary Edit will bring you the best in all things bookish – from weekly book reviews, to beautiful bookstore features, to literary city guides and beyond.
The Unlikely Bookworm began in 2012 to document the books I was reading from the BBC Big Read; a list of 100 books I challenged myself to read before my 30th birthday. You can see the list here, and read about how it felt to finish them all here. As well as weekly book reviews, I often write bookish features, including my favourite summer reads, spooky stories, and the best American greats. You can read about some of my best-loved books here, and find out what my all-time favourite book is here.
Fusing my love for books with travel, you can expect to see some book-themed travel on The Literary Edit, from the best hotels for book lovers, to a storied stay at an overnight library.
I hope you enjoy perusing my site, and feel free to get in touch by emailing me here.