The Secret She Kept possesses a compelling sense of urgency that from the very beginning kept my focus invested in the story throughout and also added an alluring layer of mystery.
·٠•●♥ Hey Bookworms!♥●•٠·˙ I hope you’re enjoying whatever you’re reading this weekend. Feel free to share also, I could always use more recommendations. 😉 I recently posted my latest Booktube Review on VOX by Christina Dalcher, my current Book Of The Month! See below to view it and also if you’re feeling especially charitable today, then please subscribe to my […]
Today I’d like to do something a little different and share with you some of the most interesting articles I’ve read this week in the world of books and publishing. Here are my 3 picks for bookish news stories this week.
Hey Bookworms, Every month I’ll be reading a classic to add to my collection of reviews. Please help me choose which one I should read next by taking the survey below! And before you go, tell me in the comments: What was the last classic book you read and what did you think? Thank you in anticipation of your votes […]
Hey Bibliophiles! Let me start off with the question I ended my review with; Do you have a perfect Halloween read? If so, please tell me what it is in the comments as well as anything else you’ll be reading this October. I kicked off this macabre month with the gruesomely ghoulish Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. (Alliteration aside, it’s not […]
People In The Trees is the 2013 debut by American novelist Hanya Yanagihara. It is a retrospective account detailing the life story of esteemed scientist Abraham Norton Perina and the events that led to his eventual arrest. The story has a fantastic premise that is both original and unique and discusses very universally relevant themes; that of man’s obssession with eternal youth and the […]
Murakami writes with such poetry and enticing perversity in this tonally sombre book, published in 1987 by Kodansha. Toru Watanabe, the protagonist, hears the song Norwegian Wood by the Beatles aboard a flight and is instantly transported back to his disillusioned youth after his best friend, Kizuki committed suicide leaving Toru and Kizuki’s girlfriend, Naoko mutually bereaved, the grief of […]
Hi Friends, I hope you had a fantastic week! I for one am so happy that it’s finally Friday especially since I’m off all weekend. 🎉 Now without much further ado, I’m really excited (and then some given the novelty of the situation), to host my first ever Charity Readathon! Throughout the month of October, I will be reading as many […]
The first volume in the Lord Of The Rings trilogy: The Fellowship Of The Ring is the epic adventure fantasy novel by J R R Tolkein. Published in 1954 by George Allen and Unwin, it follows the story of Frodo Baggins from the Shire who is bequeathed a magical ring with dark powers. For the first time since the so-called […]
The first time I read this book back in my Sixth Form days, I felt so intellectually cultured as though I possessed a literary depth that my peers lacked. After all, most of the prose flew right over my head, so it just had to be a work of higher intellect. Now that I’m older and have had another […]
Do you know what I love about book hauls? The colourfully varied array of bookmarks they give you at the counter promulgating new books you absolutely have to read. One such bookmarker I received was commercialising Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney, published in 2017 by Faber & Faber Ltd. Set in modern day Dublin, Conversations is about relationships and the […]
Author of critically acclaimed debut The Kite Runner brings us this heart-wrenching gem; A Thousand Splendid Suns published originally in 2007 by Bloomsbury Publishing. Set in Afghanistan and spanning a period of almost thirty years during the time of Soviet occupation up until Taliban rule, this tragic tale recounts the deeply moving lives of Mariam and Laila. The Mother-daughter dynamic […]
Hey Bookish friends!, I recently attained the humble milestone of 100 followers on my Instagram, of which I am most grateful. It’s definitely humbling and almost surreal when I get […]
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency is the first in a series of books, published in 1998 about a young woman Mma Precious Ramotswe* who after the death of her father and abusive marriage, decides to set up shop as Botswana’s one and only lady detective, much to her father’s disapproval. Along the way, she is presented with many a […]
Standard Deviation was written by author Katherine Heiny, who also wrote the debut collection of short stories; Single Carefree Mellow. It was published in 2017 by Harper Collins Publishers. This book was recommended to me by the wonderful Rare Birds Book Club. They are an online book club and subscription service that send you a book every month. The club, […]
Men without women was written by Japanese best- selling author Haruki Murakami and originally published in 2014 by Bugeishunjuu Ltd. It is a collection of stories centred around relationships as told from various male perspectives. It develops the themes of loneliness and heartbreak with particular emphasis on male vulnerabilities thereby challenging the standard consensus of brutish virility… My experiences with men, […]