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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

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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 speaking, this is something I have never thought anyone would be interested in. So to… Continue reading Coffee Break: Where I Get & Buy My Books

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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 stars Goodreads Synopsis The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters… Continue reading Review: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

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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 stars Goodreads Synopsis "Smart, headstrong, and flawed, Kirabo is raised by doting grandparents in idyllic… Continue reading Review: The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

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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 Goodreads Synopsis So begins Imbolo Mbue’s powerful second novel, How Beautiful We Were. Set in the… Continue reading Review: How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue