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Month January 2022

Review: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

“The problem was nobody had given me a list detailing all the forbidden topics. Lists helped to make things clear, to line up the thousand and one thoughts that I had in my head. I needed one to show me… Continue Reading →

Coffee Break: Where I Get & Buy My Books

Good morning Reader! I hope you are keeping well and reading some good books. A few weeks ago I got a comment on my Instagram post asking if I could do a post on where I get my books. Honestly… Continue Reading →

Review: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

“It was brief, I can promise that much, for although it’s been many years now since my children ruled my life, a mother recalls the measure of the silences.” Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 546 Published: 24th September 1998 Rate: 4… Continue Reading →

Review: The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

“From where the world starts to where it ends, when women start to lament men the sun could drop from the sky and they would not realise.” Genre: Fiction, Coming of Age Pages: 438 Published: 1st September 2020 Rate: 4.5… Continue Reading →

Review: How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue

“I’m waiting and waiting for a response and I’ve got nothing to do but more waiting so I’ll wait until I have nothing else to do but wait.” Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 364 Published: 9th March 2021 Rate: 4 stars… Continue Reading →

Review: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

“Believe in your values and your rules, but never Lord them over others.” Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 354 Published: 1st March 2009 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a… Continue Reading →

Review: Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

“To Suubi, life was daytime coming and going, night-time arriving and departing so that life carried her along.” Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 411 Published: 18th June 2014 Rate: 5 stars Goodreads Synopsis Uganda’s history reimagined through the cursed bloodline of… Continue Reading →

5 Reading Challenges I’M Doing In 2022

Good morning, Reader! It’s currently 9am on a Thursday as I write this. I hope you have been reading some good books and having a lovely time. If you have been here a minute you know I love doing reading… Continue Reading →

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