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Review: Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

"People don't want to open their eyes and see the Truth because the illusion suits them." Genre: Fiction Pages: 382 Published: March 15th, 2016 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their… Continue reading Review: Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

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9 Books I Can’t Stop Thinking About // A Wishlist

Reader, ever since Text Book Centre CBD opened I have been there a total of 7 times in a span of 2 weeks! I honestly have no excuse other than I love books. I have been there with friends and also by myself, and one thing that is constant is that I can't stop browsing… Continue reading 9 Books I Can’t Stop Thinking About // A Wishlist

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Review: Manchester Happened by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

"He could not wait to get home and tell people how in Britain the sun had moods. It barely retired in summer yet in winter it could not be bothered to rise." Genre: Literary Fiction, Short Stories Published: May 23rd, 2019 Pages: 306 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Get a copy: Text Book Centre Goodreads Synopsis How… Continue reading Review: Manchester Happened by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

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Review: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

"But wildness is how I had always known her. Ever since I could remember, she flickered before me, dipping in and out of sense." Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 242 Published: 4th June, 2019 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read.… Continue reading Review: On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

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Review: The Answers by Catherine Lacey

"...people fell in love to find something in themselves that they'd had all along." Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 291 Publisher: Granta Published: 6th June, 2017 Rate: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis An urgent, propulsive novel about a woman learning to negotiate her ailment and its various aftereffects via the simulacrum of a perfect romantic relationship In… Continue reading Review: The Answers by Catherine Lacey

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Review: The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

"It's never the changes we want that change everything." Genre: Fiction Pages: 335 Published: September 6th, 2007 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar… Continue reading Review: The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

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Review: Home Front by Kristin Hannah

"Sometimes holding in was all you could do" Genre: Fiction Published: January 31st, 2012 Pages: 388 Rate: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis A deeply honest and provocative story of a husband and wife, in love and at war ..... From a distance, Michael and Jolene seem to have it all: a solid dependable marriage, exciting careers… Continue reading Review: Home Front by Kristin Hannah

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Review: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

"When your own life is threatened, your sense of empathy is blunted by a terrible, selfish hunger for survival." Genre: Fiction Published: September 11, 2001 Pages: 460 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis The son of a zookeeper, Pi Patel has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior and a fervent love of stories. When Pi is… Continue reading Review: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

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Review: Cat Step by Alison Irvine

"Joy returned like a downpour of fresh rain, clearing the shooting stars from my head." Genre: Fiction Published: 5th November, 2020 Publisher: Deadinkbooks Pages: 324 Rate: 2 ⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis One mistake can unravel everything.... She only left her daughter in the car for a minute; just a quick minute whilst she ran into the… Continue reading Review: Cat Step by Alison Irvine

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The Women’s Prize For Fiction Reading Project

Hey Reader, I'm not one for literary prizes and for the longest I didn't care for them until I came across The Women's Prize For Fiction back in 2017. Going through the their long and short lists I realised that it's something I'm quite interested in and I wanted to read them all. Here's the… Continue reading The Women’s Prize For Fiction Reading Project