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Review: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

"When your own life is threatened, your sense of empathy is blunted by a terrible, selfish hunger for survival." Genre: Fiction Published: September 11, 2001 Pages: 460 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is… Continue reading Review: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

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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

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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

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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

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Review: Cat Step by Alison Irvine

"Joy returned like a downpour of fresh rain, clearing the shooting stars from my head." Genre: Fiction Published: 5th November, 2020 Publisher: Deadinkbooks Pages: 324 Rate: 2 ⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis One mistake can unravel everything.... She only left her daughter in the car for a minute; just a quick minute whilst she ran into the… Continue reading Review: Cat Step by Alison Irvine

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Blog Tour: The Cousins by Karen M. McManus // Review

"Everybody has secrets," she says, taking a sip of her drink. "That's nondebatable. The only question is whether you're keeping your own, or someone else's." Genre: Young Adult Fiction Pages: 336 Published: 1st December, 2020 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Milly, Aubrey, and Jonah Story are cousins, but they barely know each another, and they've… Continue reading Blog Tour: The Cousins by Karen M. McManus // Review

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Review: The Havoc of Choice by Wanjiru Koinange

"You mustn't appear nervous; fear and doubt are read the exact same way." Genre: Fiction Published: 2019 Publisher: Book Bunk Pages: 364 Rate: 4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis 2007, Kenya Long held captive by her father’s shadow of corruption, Kavata has spent her life suffocated by political machinations. When her husband decides to run in the… Continue reading Review: The Havoc of Choice by Wanjiru Koinange