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Review: Black Sunday Tola Rotimi Abraham

"I did not know how many worlds could fit into ours and not explode when they came in contact." Genre: Fiction Published: February 4th, 2020 Pages: 279 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Get a copy: Textbookcentre Goodreads Synopsis Following the fate of one family over the course of two decades in Nigeria, this debut novel tells the… Continue reading Review: Black Sunday Tola Rotimi Abraham

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Review: The Answers by Catherine Lacey

"...people fell in love to find something in themselves that they'd had all along." Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 291 Publisher: Granta Published: 6th June, 2017 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis An urgent, propulsive novel about a woman learning to negotiate her ailment and its various aftereffects via the simulacrum of a perfect romantic relationship In… Continue reading Review: The Answers by Catherine Lacey

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Review: Love In Colour by Bolu Babalola

"Love immediately pulled at her. It was a kind of love she'd never known; unburdened, pure and without expectation." Genre: Fiction / Short Stories Published: August 20, 2020 Page: 290 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Get a copy: Textbookcentre Goodreads Synopsis A high-born Nigerian goddess, who has been beaten down and unappreciated by her gregarious lover, longs… Continue reading Review: Love In Colour by Bolu Babalola

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Review: The Wolf And The Water by Josie Jaffrey

"It felt like family, that intimacy, that acceptance, and Kala wanted it keenly." Genre: Historical Fantasy Published: 2020 Pages: 268 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Some secrets are worth killing for The ancient city of Kepos sits in an isolated valley, cut off from the outside world by a towering wall. Behind it, the souls… Continue reading Review: The Wolf And The Water by Josie Jaffrey

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Review: The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

"It's never the changes we want that change everything." Genre: Fiction Pages: 335 Published: September 6th, 2007 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar… Continue reading Review: The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

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Review: Home Front by Kristin Hannah

"Sometimes holding in was all you could do" Genre: Fiction Published: January 31st, 2012 Pages: 388 Rate: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis A deeply honest and provocative story of a husband and wife, in love and at war ..... From a distance, Michael and Jolene seem to have it all: a solid dependable marriage, exciting careers… Continue reading Review: Home Front by Kristin Hannah

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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

Books · Reading Challenges

Classicsathon 2021 // #Classicscommunity TBR

At this point it's no secret that I love my classics. I get really excited when it comes to creating my reading lists, especially for the classicscommunity reading challenge. Basically you can do this in two ways, read one classic a month, or read as many classics you can for the next 12 months. I… Continue reading Classicsathon 2021 // #Classicscommunity TBR

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5 Big Books On My TBR // A short yet chunky list

I love big books and I cannot lie. Going through the unread books on my shelf I realised there are some I have been putting off reading because they're just so big and slightly intimidating. So I decided I'm going to tackle them head on. For me I consider a big book as one that's… Continue reading 5 Big Books On My TBR // A short yet chunky list

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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