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5 Years of Blogging

Hi, Reader! The year is about to end which for me means taking stock. In June, Suckerforcoffe turned 5 and I remember having a ‘WHAT’ moment. 5 years is a dizzying number and I need a pat on on the… Continue Reading →

Review: Buried Beneath The Baobab Tree by Adoabi Tricia Nwaubani

“A name can influence a person’s behaviour or circumstances. It can play a huge role in who or what your child becomes in life. Your child’s name is your child’s destiny.” Genre: Young Adult Pages: 330 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads… Continue Reading →

Review: The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey

“Everything in the world had a story. He had a story too. He would write his story one day, and write about the mermaid” Genre: Fiction, Magical Realism Pages: 187 Rate: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Near the island of Black… Continue Reading →

Review: The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

“Fresh starts were good; that separateness was where you could feel yourself, where you could learn who you were apart from everyone else.” Genre: Domestic Fiction Pages: 245 Published: August 4, 2020 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Raised by a… Continue Reading →

Review: Milkman by Anna Burns

“…but youth and fitness don’t count for everything, often not even for anything.” Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 352 Published: May 15, 2018 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist,… Continue Reading →

Review: Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

“His blindness took away his confidence so that he did not trust the thoughts in his mind.” Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 233 Published: November 30, 2000 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis History and fiction merge seamlessly in Tracy Chevalier’s luminous… Continue Reading →

Review: Breast and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

“My life was like a dusty shelf in an old bookstore, where every volume was exactly where it had been for ages, the only discernible change being that my body has aged another ten years.” Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 448… Continue Reading →

Review: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

“Many lives and many selves might exist, but that doesn’t render each variation false.” Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 473 Published: May 31, 2016 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis In Canada in 1991, ten-year-old Marie and her mother invite a guest… Continue Reading →

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