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Review: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

"But wildness is how I had always known her. Ever since I could remember, she flickered before me, dipping in and out of sense." Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 242 Published: 4th June, 2019 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read.… Continue reading Review: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

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Review: Under The Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

"Mama says that war has a way of changing people, that even a brave man occasionally loses hope, and sometimes all the pleading in the world cannot persuade him to begin hoping again." Genre: Fiction Published: September 3, 2015 Pages: 328 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Get a copy: Text Book Centre Goodreads Synopsis One day in… Continue reading Review: Under The Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta

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Review: The Dragons, The Giant, The Women by Wayétu Moore

"During wartime, a man will not only find the person he hates to kill him, but he will find and kill anyone whom he thinks the person he hates loves or knows or once did business with." Genre: Biography/Autobiography Published: March 2021 Publisher: Pushkin Press Pages: 248 Rate: 4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis An engrossing memoir… Continue reading Review: The Dragons, The Giant, The Women by Wayétu Moore

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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: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

"This was a family gathering, not a networking opportunity. These people were so completely at ease, so well mannered." Genre: Fiction, Contemporary Published: 11th June, 2013 Pages: 403 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that… Continue reading Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

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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