Book Review

Review: The Power, by Naomi Alderman (2016)

I have a lot to say about this novel. I’ve tried to keep this as spoiler-free as possible, but there’s so much packed into the book that I loved and I couldn’t not talk about them all. So, here goes.   The Day of the Girls. The day that 14 and 15 year old girls… Continue reading Review: The Power, by Naomi Alderman (2016)

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The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy (1997)

This novel took me a while to read – not because it was uninteresting, but because from the first page, it felt like a book that would be intricately plotted, and so I’d only sit down to read more when I knew I had plenty of time to digest every detail properly. Although I did… Continue reading The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy (1997)

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Currently Reading: Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell

Morning, readers! Not sure about you guys, but it is so cold where I am and I'm not liking it. -1° in the middle of April, seriously UK? Anyway, I really like this book so far, which I'm surprised about considering that the first chapter reminded me a lot of Robinson Crusoe (which I really… Continue reading Currently Reading: Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell

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Review: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou (1969)

It feels strange calling this a review. Partly because Angelou is recounting her own experiences, but also because her way of telling those stories just swept me away along a rollercoaster of emotions. I guess it's hard to review something that moves you so deeply.  However, I will say that it is a must-read. I've… Continue reading Review: I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou (1969)

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Review: Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell (2008)

Non-fiction isn't really my thing, if that makes sense. It's not that the non-fiction works that I have read weren't enjoyable. Simply that my first instinct is to pick up a novel. So when a friend bought 'Outliers' for me, I was initially unsure. The subtitle, 'The Story of Success', initially brought to mind those… Continue reading Review: Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell (2008)