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Blog Tour: When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo // Review

“Nothing she love more than this full-cupboard feeling: the sweet smell of tobacco, the even rhythm of the rocking chair, the green hills and her granny face brimming with stay.” Genre: Fiction Pages: 278 Published: 1st March, 2022 Rate: 4stars Goodreads Synopsis Darwin is a down-on-his-luck gravedigger, newly arrived in the Trinidadian city of Port… Continue reading Blog Tour: When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo // Review

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FromMyBookshelf: 8 Coming of Age Books To Read

Hi there, Reader! Today I come to you with a recommendation post. I realized I have a soft spot for coming of age books and I thought I'd share some favorites that I have read and loved recently. Since I have reviews on all of them, I will link that and hopefully you will find… Continue reading FromMyBookshelf: 8 Coming of Age Books To Read

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Review: Pleasantview by Celeste Mohammed

"Freedom is just feet away from me." Genre: Fiction Pages: 216 Published: 4th May, 2021 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Coconut trees. Carnival. Rum and coke. To many outsiders, these idyllic images represent the supposed easy life in Caribbean nations such as Trinidad and Tobago. However, the reality is far different for those who live… Continue reading Review: Pleasantview by Celeste Mohammed

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Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

"I thought it must me the worst thing in the world." Genre: Fiction Pages: 294 Published: 1963 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with… Continue reading Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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Review: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

“It was their contempt for their own blackness that gave the first insult its teeth.” Genre: Fiction Pages: 216 Published: 1st June 1970 Rate: 5 stars Goodreads Synopsis The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain,… Continue reading Review: The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

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Review: The Murmur Of Bees by Sofia Segova

“That tile was a betrayer of mischief, for with its inevitable clunk, the mother of the time would be alerted to whatever plan her offspring had hatched.” Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 471 Published: 1st March 2015 Rate: 5 stars Goodreads Synopsis From the day that old Nana Reja found a baby abandoned under a bridge,… Continue reading Review: The Murmur Of Bees by Sofia Segova

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Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

Review: Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert “Disturbing things always seemed to happen on Tuesdays.” Genre: Romance Fiction Pages: 373 Published: 5th November 2019 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with… Continue reading Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

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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 what it was I wasn’t supposed to say.” Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 343 Published: 7th… Continue reading Review: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee