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Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Healthy Life | Book Review
This is an effortlessly influential read, written in a simplistic, easily laid out format, that I completed in a day. I was impressed by how effectively it uses few words to discuss the importance of finding one’s purpose and how doing so can result in a long life
Feminism, Interrupted by Lola Olufemi
Feminism, Interrupted is a radical book that destabilises the modern-day pillars of ‘normal’ society. Adopting a fiercely intersectional approach, it explores the vastness of feminist thought.
The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey
The Mermaid of Black Conch is a viscous magical realism novel with an engaging narrative.
The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
The Bridge Home is best described as an uplifting juvenile fiction novella about finding hope in the depths of despair. It raises awareness of the widespread poverty and homelessness affecting many young children in India today.
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- 7 Bookish Problems Every Bookworm Can UnderstandAs most bookworms will tell you, there’s so much to love about books. Reading them, collecting them, sniffing them. But as blissful as all that sounds, being a bookworm also has its challenges.
- My picks for Best Books of 2022Another year has come and gone and as we enter 2023, we carry with us the hopes of finally getting around to our physical unread TBR and gushing over the many upcoming releases that we can’t wait to read. Before we look ahead to a new and exciting reading year, let’s take a moment to reflect back on 2022.
- Book Review | All My Rage by Sabaa TahirMore than just the framing of anguish and trauma, All My Rage is also a story of promise, of channelling rage and injustice into overcoming adversity and this made the story so appealing, as we want to see these characters flourish and surmount difficult obstacles.
- Book Review | Detransition, Baby by Torrey PetersDetransition, Baby was a transgressive and irresistible read, unafraid to push boundaries, to be distinctively unconventional and to hope for more.
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