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FromMyBookshelf: 16 Women Authors I Would Love To Meet

Hey Reader… I think one of my best discoveries is finding out I enjoy books written by women. My reading depicts and so does my blog. This made me wonder, given the chance, who would I want to meet. So I made a list. There are those authors who I have only read one book… Continue reading FromMyBookshelf: 16 Women Authors I Would Love To Meet

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Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

"Laila came to believe that of all the hardships a person had to face none was more punishing than the simple act of waiting." Genre: Fiction Pages: 372 Published: May 22, 2007 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan's last thirty years… Continue reading Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

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Review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

"A body could be labeled but a person couldn't, and the difference between the two depended on that muscle in your chest." Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 343 Published: June 2, 2020 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community… Continue reading Review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

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Review: The House I Loved by Tatiana De Rosnay

"And that is how our wonderful friendship started, nearly a decade ago. Over a cup of tea and roses." Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 222 Published: 2011 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Paris, France: 1860's. Hundreds of houses are being razed, whole neighborhoods reduced to ashes. By order of Emperor Napoleon III, Baron Haussman has set… Continue reading Review: The House I Loved by Tatiana De Rosnay

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Review: We Are All Birds of Uganda by Hafsa Zayyan

"As it turns out, my darling, wealth takes you to many places. I only wish you were here to see it." Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 400 Published: January 21, 2021 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis 1960s UGANDA. Hasan struggles to keep his family business afloat following the sudden death of his wife. As he begins… Continue reading Review: We Are All Birds of Uganda by Hafsa Zayyan

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Review: The Stationery Shop of Tehran by Marjan Kamali

"And the young, who love so passionately, have no idea how ugly this world is." Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 308 Published: June 18, 2019 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Roya, a dreamy, idealistic teenager living amid the political upheaval of 1953 Tehran, finds a literary oasis in kindly Mr. Fakhri’s neighborhood stationery shop, stocked with… Continue reading Review: The Stationery Shop of Tehran by Marjan Kamali

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Review: The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste

"What the mouth says has nothing to do with what someone means. It is the face that speaks." Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 448 Published: 24 September, 2019 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis With the threat of Mussolini’s army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid in Kidane and… Continue reading Review: The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste

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5 Big Books On My TBR // A short yet chunky list

I love big books and I cannot lie. Going through the unread books on my shelf I realised there are some I have been putting off reading because they're just so big and slightly intimidating. So I decided I'm going to tackle them head on. For me I consider a big book as one that's… Continue reading 5 Big Books On My TBR // A short yet chunky list

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Rory Gilmore Made Me Do It // Reading Like Rory

Gilmore Girls is one of my top TV show obsessions, a comfort show if you will, and what makes it even better; knowing and seeing Rory Gilmore is a major bookworm. Over the course of the seven seasons she reads 339 books. You can find the full list here. After finishing the show last year,… Continue reading Rory Gilmore Made Me Do It // Reading Like Rory

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Review: Atonement by Ian McEwan

"In love with her, willing himself to stay sane for her, he was naturally in love with her words." Genre: Fiction Published: 2001 Pages: 372 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation… Continue reading Review: Atonement by Ian McEwan