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Review: Verity by Colleen Hoover

“It’s what you do when you’ve experienced the worst of the worst. You seek out people like you…people worse off than you…and you use them to make yourself feel better about the terrible things that have happened to you.” Genre: Thriller Pages: 321 Published: December 7th 2018 Rate: 4.5 stars Goodreads Synopsis Lowen Ashleigh is… Continue reading Review: Verity by Colleen Hoover

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Review: The Island Of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

“Always aim for the kind of love that comes from the deep.” Genre: Fiction // coming of age Pages: 368 Published: 5th August 2021 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands… Continue reading Review: The Island Of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

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Review: The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay

“She could be vicious, and yet there were times, especially in a crowd, when she was pure energy, drawing the world to herself.” Genre: Domestic Fiction Pages: 432 Published: 15th January, 2019 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Gorgeously tactile and sweeping in historical and socio-political scope, Pushcart Prize-winner Madhuri Vijay's The Far Field follows a complicated flaneuse… Continue reading Review: The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay

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Review: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

“Sometimes, you recognize truth because it destroys you for a bit.” Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 230 Published: 6th June, 2019 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Ada has always been unusual. Her parents prayed her into existence, but something must have gone awry. Their troubled child begins to develop separate selves and is prone to fits… Continue reading Review: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

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Review: An Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohammed

“The avoidance of shame seems to be at the heart of everything in a girl’s life.” Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 342 Published: 31st July, 2013 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis It is 1987 and Hargeisa waits. Whispers of revolution travel on the dry winds, but still the dictatorship remains secure.Soon, through the eyes of three… Continue reading Review: An Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohammed

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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: 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