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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 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: 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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Review: Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

“There’s power in knowledge passed between generations, whether it’s by those books of yours or by an elder’s mouth.” Genre: Romance Fiction Pages: 400 Published: 23rd June, 2020 Rate: 4stars Goodreads Synopsis Danika Brown knows what she wants: professional success, academic renown, and an occasional roll in the hay to relieve all that career-driven tension.… Continue reading Review: Take A Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

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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 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