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FromMyBookshelf: TBR Check In + My 5 Star Predictions

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

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Review: The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"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

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Review: Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

“I’ll have plenty of time to rest when I die, but this eventuality is not yet part of my plans.” Genre: Fiction Pages: 348 Rate: 4🌟🌟🌟🌟 Published: 1985 Goodreads Synopsis In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is heartbroken,… Continue reading Review: Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides ft LynnAnne, Pi and Michelle

"...to be happy you have to find variety in repetition; that to go forward you have to come back where you began." Genre: Fiction Pages: 529 Published: September 4, 2002 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Middlesex tells the breathtaking story of Calliope Stephanides, and three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family, who travel from a… Continue reading Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides ft LynnAnne, Pi and Michelle

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Review: Chocolat by Joanne Harris

"I sell dreams, small comforts, sweet harmless temptations to bring down a multitude of saints crash-crash-crashing among the hazels & nougatines..." Genre: Fiction Pages: 306 Published: March 4, 199 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis A timeless novel of a straitlaced village's awakening to joy and sensuality - every page offers a description of chocolate to… Continue reading Review: Chocolat by Joanne Harris

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FromMyBookshelf: 8 Books For You To Read This Valentine

Hey reader, I hope you have been reading some really good books lately. It being valentine’s week I have seen a lot of great romance recommendations and I thought to add to the many lists out there. I don’t read as much romance because I get bored and/or pissed easily with certain tropes (a post… Continue reading FromMyBookshelf: 8 Books For You To Read This Valentine

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Review: State Of Wonder by Ann Patchett

"One must not be shy where language is concerned." Genre: Fiction Pages: 353 Published: May 3, 2011 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis In a narrative replete with poison arrows, devouring snakes, scientific miracles, and spiritual transformations, "State of Wonder" presents a world of stunning surprise and danger, rich in emotional resonance and moral complexity. As… Continue reading Review: State Of Wonder by Ann Patchett

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Review: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

"It didn't matter how many people were in the house. You didn't leave the goddamn door." Genre: Fiction Pages: 322 Published: September 13, 2016 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis The acclaimed, bestselling author—winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize—tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families’ lives.… Continue reading Review: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett

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Review: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

"It makes you wonder. All the brilliant things we might have done with our lives if only we suspected we knew how." Genre: Fiction Pages: 352 Published: May 22, 2001 Rate: 4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis In an unnamed South American country, a world-renowned soprano sings at a birthday party in honor of a visiting Japanese… Continue reading Review: Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

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Review: The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

"And the air was full of Thoughts and Things to say. But at times like these, only the Small Things are ever said Big Things lurk unsaid inside." Genre: Fiction Pages: 340 Published: April 22, 1997 Rate: 4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s debut novel is… Continue reading Review: The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy