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Review: The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Daré

"I wish I am a man, but I am not, so I do the next thing I can do. I marry a man." Genre: Fiction Published: 4th February, 2020 Pages: 312 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Get a copy: Textbookcentre Goodreads Synopsis A powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman… Continue reading Review: The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Daré

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Review: Thursdays by Jackson Biko

"She's almost always demure in nature, prodding in character and very restless in the season she seemed to be in." Genre: Fiction Pages: 217 Published: December 2020 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Book Blurb Vina Wira band is struggling. Every Thursday they play in the streets of Nairobi, outside a building that houses a recording label they… Continue reading Review: Thursdays by Jackson Biko

Books · Reading Challenges

Rory Gilmore Made Me Do It // Reading Like Rory

Gilmore Girls is one of my top TV show obsessions, a comfort show if you will, and what makes it even better; knowing and seeing Rory Gilmore is a major bookworm. Over the course of the seven seasons she reads 339 books. You can find the full list here. After finishing the show last year,… Continue reading Rory Gilmore Made Me Do It // Reading Like Rory

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Review: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

"What do you think about when it's quiet and you're not doing much?" Genre: Historical Fiction Published: August 10th, 2017 Pages: 537 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Get a copy: Textbookcentre Goodreads Synopsis In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home… Continue reading Review: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

From My Bookshelf

FromMyBookshelf: The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank

I knew after the first 5 pages I won't be reviewing this book. How can you critic one's diary? I remember I had to keep on putting this book down, not because I wasn't enjoying it, no, but because it's so heavy and tackles really heavy things and when you know it's all real and… Continue reading FromMyBookshelf: The Diary Of A Young Girl by Anne Frank

Books · Reading Challenges

The Modern Mrs Darcy 2020 Reading Challenge Wrap Up

'Tis the season for all the wrap ups! I took part in some amazing challenges and I thought it's fun to check in and tick off those boxes. Modern Mrs Darcy aka Anne Bogel is one of my favourite bookish people out here, from her podcast, her blog to her reading lists and challenges, I… Continue reading The Modern Mrs Darcy 2020 Reading Challenge Wrap Up

Blog Tour · Review

Blog Tour: Amari And The Night Brothers by B.B. Alston

"People tend to fear what they don't understand. And fear can far too easily become hatred." Genre: Middle Grade (own voices) Pages: 416 Publisher: Egmont Books Published: 21st January,2021 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Quinton Peters was the golden boy of the Rosewood low-income housing projects, receiving full scholarship offers to two different Ivy League… Continue reading Blog Tour: Amari And The Night Brothers by B.B. Alston

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Review: Atonement by Ian McEwan

"In love with her, willing himself to stay sane for her, he was naturally in love with her words." Genre: Fiction Published: 2001 Pages: 372 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation… Continue reading Review: Atonement by Ian McEwan

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Review: Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

"We always imagine eternity as something beyond our conception, something vast, Vast! But why must it be vast?" Genre: Classic Fiction Pages: 485 Published: 1866 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines… Continue reading Review: Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky