Hannah Lafferty writes a book blog on Instagram – barefootbookclub. Edinburgh born and raised, Hannah studied history at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow before heading off to Australia, where she lived and worked for a few years.

After subsequent travel in New Zealand and Asia, Hannah has come back home to Edinburgh, and she is planning to return to university to qualify as a high school history teacher in order to pass on her love of the subject to future generations.

Hannah’s other great love is reading, and her Instagram book blog is testament to that. It features book reviews as well as opinions on a whole host of subjects related to books and reading.

Listen to Hannah Lafferty on the Read All About It podcast HERE


1. Favourite book from childhood.
The Georgia Nicholson Series by Louise Rennison

2. Favourite book from teenage/university years.
Two Brothers by Ben Elton

3. A book you would recommend to anyone.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

4. A book you couldn’t be paid to read again.
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

5. The last book you read or are currently reading,
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens