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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

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Review: Pleasantview by Celeste Mohammed

"Freedom is just feet away from me." Genre: Fiction Pages: 216 Published: 4th May, 2021 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Coconut trees. Carnival. Rum and coke. To many outsiders, these idyllic images represent the supposed easy life in Caribbean nations such as Trinidad and Tobago. However, the reality is far different for those who live… Continue reading Review: Pleasantview by Celeste Mohammed

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Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

"I thought it must me the worst thing in the world." Genre: Fiction Pages: 294 Published: 1963 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under—maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with… Continue reading Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

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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