"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
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
Good morning Reader, and a happy new week. ❤️ Today's post is a little bit different, a review but for a bookish subscription box. The team over at Bukkuoba were kind enough to gift me their November bag, and I thought it'll be fun to share with you. Maybe introduce you, Reader, to something new?… Continue reading Bukkuoba Subscription Bag Unboxing // November Bag
"You don't have to understand things for them to be." Genre: Science Fiction, Middle Grade Published: 1962 Pages: 232 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Out of this wild night, a strange visitor comes to the Murry house and beckons Meg, her brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin O'Keefe on a most dangerous and extraordinary… Continue reading Review: A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’engle
"People said Ove saw the world in black and white. But she was color. All the color he had." Genre: Fiction Published: 27th August, 2012 Pages: 337 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Meet… Continue reading Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
"You shouldn't let people make you so angry...if they make you angry, then they've won." Genre: Middle Grade Fiction Pages: 224 Publisher: Pushkin Press Published: 1st October, 2020 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis For fans of deeply poignant middle grade about friendship and loss like The Thing About Jellyfish, comes the story about a young… Continue reading Review: When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten.
Good morning, Reader and happy Tuesday. It's been a while since I shared a TBR post with you guys so this is an updated one. I have to say, I have been pretty disciplined with reading books from my bookshelf and at the moment I have 12 books left which I'll be reading over the… Continue reading FromMyBookshelf: TBR Check In + My 5 Star Predictions
Hey there, Reader. Today on the blog I have the pleasure of having Michelle. A free spirit, a writer, a poet and all round great friend. I had so much fun with this interview and I hope you do too, as you read it. 1. Tell me a little bit about yourself. Hiya... Omeno Michelle… Continue reading Coffee With Fay: Michelle of Empressofbookingham
"In her life, her childhood, you snatched the food up, whatever it was, and ate it." Genre: Fiction, short story Pages: 218 Published: 1st September, 2009 Rate: 3.5 Goodreads Synopsis The stories in this collection from Orange-Prize winner Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie straddle the cultures of Nigeria and the West. Her characters battle with the responsibilities… Continue reading Review: The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Hey Reader 🙂 If you are new to my blog then you probably are not aware that I love reading challenges as seen with my recent, Victober and Gilmorethon challenges. Each year I map out the challenges I want to do and then prepare for them. For the last 2 years I have been toying with… Continue reading 30 Books In 30 Days Challenge // A Test of Will, Concentration and Consistency + Book Recs!