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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: Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

“Wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” Genre: Domestic Fiction Pages: 354 Published: 1977 Rate: 3.5 stars Goodreads Synopsis Song of Solomon is a work of outstanding beauty and power, whose story covers the years from the 1930's to the 1960's in America. At its centre is Macon Dead… Continue reading Review: Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

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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: Sula by Toni Morrison

“Her daughter was more comfort and purpose than she had ever hoped to find in this life.” Genre: Literary Fiction Pages:  189 Published: 1973 November Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Sula and Nel are two young black girls: clever and poor. They grow up together sharing their secrets, dreams and happiness. Then Sula breaks free… Continue reading Review: Sula by Toni Morrison

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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