Coffee With Fay

Coffee With Fay: Edna Keng’ara

Good morning, Reader! Have you ever heard of the term book twin? Yes? No? Well, basically that's someone who has the same reading tastes as you, likes the same books and basically, bookishly, you are similar. That's who Edna is to me. My book twin. She's one person who I blindly shop her bookshelf. If… Continue reading Coffee With Fay: Edna Keng’ara

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Review: The Deep Blue Between by Ayesha Harruna Attah

"Strong wasn't a word anyone had ever used to describe her. Loyal. maybe. Reserved, definitely." Genre: Historical Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 256 Publisher: Pushkin Press Published: 15th October, 2020 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Twin sisters Hassana and Husseina's home is in ruins after a brutal raid. But this is not the end but the… Continue reading Review: The Deep Blue Between by Ayesha Harruna Attah

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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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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: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

"Books became my closest confidants, finely ground lenses providing new views of the world." Genre: Nonfiction Pages: 208 Published: Jan 12, 2016 Rate: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, a profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir by a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis who attempts… Continue reading Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi