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Review: The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey

"Everything in the world had a story. He had a story too. He would write his story one day, and write about the mermaid" Genre: Fiction, Magical Realism Pages: 187 Rate: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Near the island of Black Conch, a fisherman sings to himself while waiting for a catch. But David attracts a… Continue reading Review: The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey

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Review: Milkman by Anna Burns

"...but youth and fitness don't count for everything, often not even for anything." Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 352 Published: May 15, 2018 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis In this unnamed city, to be interesting is dangerous. Middle sister, our protagonist, is busy attempting to keep her mother from discovering her maybe-boyfriend and to keep everyone… Continue reading Review: Milkman by Anna Burns

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Review: Breast and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

"My life was like a dusty shelf in an old bookstore, where every volume was exactly where it had been for ages, the only discernible change being that my body has aged another ten years." Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 448 Published: July 11, 2019 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Challenging every preconception about storytelling and… Continue reading Review: Breast and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

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Review: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

"Many lives and many selves might exist, but that doesn't render each variation false." Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 473 Published: May 31, 2016 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis In Canada in 1991, ten-year-old Marie and her mother invite a guest into their home: a young woman who has fled China in the aftermath of the… Continue reading Review: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

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Review: Essays In Love by Alain De Botton

"Love reveals its insanity by its refusal to acknowledge the inherent normality of the loved one." Genre: Fiction, Romance Pages: 249 Published: November 1993 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Charting the progress of an affair, from first kiss to argument and reconciliation, from intimacy and tenderness to anxiety, this is a wholly modern attempt to… Continue reading Review: Essays In Love by Alain De Botton

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Review: Bird Summons by Leila Aboulela

"If you wanted to be mean, you would say that Iman was Salma's sidekick. If you wanted to be nice you would say she was like a devoted, much younger sister." Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 290 Published: March 7, 2019 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis When Salma, Moni, and Iman--friends and active members of their… Continue reading Review: Bird Summons by Leila Aboulela

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Review: An Ordinary Wonder by Buki Papillon

"There's change going on all around me. Yet I seem to be growing softer around the edges..." Genre: Fiction Pages: 320 Published: March 25, 2021 Rate: 4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis An Ordinary Wonder is a story of the courage needed to be yourself. Oto leaves for boarding school with one plan: excel and escape his… Continue reading Review: An Ordinary Wonder by Buki Papillon

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Review: The Son of the House by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia

"There was nothing the ears had ever heard to make them fall off, or the eyes had seen that would make them weep blood instead of tears." Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 304 Published: February 1st, 2019 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis In the Nigerian city of Enugu, young Nwabulu, a housemaid since the age of… Continue reading Review: The Son of the House by Cheluchi Onyemelukwe-Onuobia

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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: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

"That's the problem. You read more about books than you read actual books." Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 477 Published: May 14, 2013 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she… Continue reading Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie