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  • North and South

    June 7, 2020 by

    Classics Book Review Author : Elizabeth Gaskell Genre : Literary Classic Fiction Original Publisher : Chapman and Hall Year of Publication : 1854 Number of Pages : 396 My Rating : 5 out of 5 My most recent read is this gem of a book by Elizabeth Gaskell, based in Victorian England. Margaret Hale is… Read more

  • Grown Ups

    April 11, 2020 by

    Author : Marian Keyes Genre : Family Drama Publisher : Michael Joseph -an imprint of Penguin Year of Publication : 2020 Number of Pages : 633 My Rating : 4 out of 5 I totally fell in love with Marian Keyes after reading Sushi for Beginners. It led me to her other books which I… Read more

  • It Ends With Us

    January 12, 2020 by

    Book Review Author : Colleen Hoover Genre : Romance Publisher : Simon & Schuster Year of Publication : 2016 Number of Pages : 384 My Rating : 5 out of 5 Lily Bloom is upset following her father’s very emotionally draining funeral and just wants to be alone on a rooftop where she can breathe… Read more

  • The Woman in the Window

    December 31, 2019 by

    Book Review Author : A. J. Finn Genre : Psychological Thriller Publisher : Harper Collins Published : January 2018 Number of Pages : 390 My Rating : 5 out of 5 The Woman in the Window is a psychological thriller by A. J. Finn. The main character, Dr. Anna Fox, suffers from severe agoraphobia and… Read more

  • The Testaments

    December 20, 2019 by

    Book Review Author : Margaret Atwood Genre : Literary Fiction/Science Fiction and Fantasy Publisher : Penguin Random House Year of Publication : 2019 Number of Pages : 401 My Rating : 5 out of 5 This book is a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. It is set fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s… Read more

  • A Doll’s House

    December 6, 2019 by

    A Classic’s Club Book Review Author: Henrik Ibsen Genre : Realistic Problem Play Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin Year of Publication: 21st December 1879 Number of Pages: 101 My Rating: 5 out of 5 I picked a Doll’s House as the next book to read for my Classics Club ’50 books in 5 years challenge’ because… Read more

  • The Tattooist of Auschwitzt

    December 2, 2019 by

    Book Review Author : Heather Morris Genre : Biographical Fiction Publisher : Echo/ Bonnier Publishing Australia Year of Publication : 11th January 2018 Number of Pages : 194 My Rating :4 out of 5 The Tattooist of Auschwitz has been on my ‘to-be-read‘ list for a while. To be honest, it has stayed so long… Read more

  • The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives

    November 23, 2019 by

    Book Review Author : Lola Shoneyin Genre : Literary Fiction Publisher: Serpent’s Tail Date of Publication: 2010 Number of Pages: 245 My Rating : 5 out of 5 Yes, I somehow ended up with two copies of this book. I think I bought the first one and whilst it was still on my ‘to read’… Read more

  • Purple Hibiscus

    November 15, 2019 by

    Book Review May contain spoilers….. Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers Date of Publication: 2004 Number of Pages: 307 My Rating : 5 out of 5 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award (Best Debut Fiction Category) in 2004 and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book in 2005… Read more

  • Sometimes I Lie

    November 4, 2019 by

    Book Review Title : Sometimes I Lie Genre : Psychological Thriller/ Mystery Author: Alice Feeney Publisher : HQ/HarperCollins Date of Publication : March 13th 2017 Number of Pages : 279 My Rating : 4 out of 5 My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: I’m in a coma.… Read more

  • Emma

    October 30, 2019 by

    Classics Book Review Title : Emma Author: Jane Austen Publisher: John Murray Genre : Regency Romance/ Classic Literature Year of Publication: December 1815 Number of Pages: 594 My Rating : 4 out of 5 I read Emma after reading Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. By the time I read it, I had already watched the… Read more

  • The Patient

    October 28, 2019 by

    A Net Galley Book Review Author: Steena Holmes Genre: Psychological Thriller Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Date of Publication: October 15th 2019             Number of Pages: 317 My Rating: 3 out of 5 “I think one of my patients is a serial killer. I just don’t know which one.” That is the great setting against which this book opens.… Read more

  • Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

    October 24, 2019 by

    Book Review Title : Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating Genre : Contemporary Romance Author: Christina Lauren Publisher: Piatkus Date of Publication: September 4th 2018 Number of Pages: 320 My Rating : 4 out of 5 I bought this book after reading The Unhoneymooners, which I found engaging, delightful and full of humor. I’m… Read more

  • The Unhoneymooners

    October 17, 2019 by

    Book Review Title : The Unhoneymooners Genre : Romantic Comedy Author: Christina Lauren Publisher: Piatkus Date of Publication: May 14th 2019 Number of Pages: 288 My Rating : 5 out of 5 The Unhoneymooners features Olive Torres “Ollie” and opens with her twin sister’s wedding. Amelia “Ami” is the lucky twin, who manages to win… Read more

  • And Now There’s You

    October 14, 2019 by

    A NetGalley Book Review Title : And Now There’s You Author: Susan S. Etkin Publisher: Spark Press Date of Publication: 24th September 2019   Number of Pages : 326 My Rating: 3 out of 5 Leila Brandt is a widow in her mid-fifties. Her daughter, Hillary, and business partner, Michelle, feel that she needs to start… Read more

  • Lock Me In

    October 11, 2019 by

    A NetGalley Book Review Title : Lock Me In Author: Kate Simants Genre: Psychological Thriller Publisher: Killer Reads Date of Publication: 3rd October 2019 Number of Pages Kindle Edition: 400 My Rating : 4 out of 5 One morning, Ellie Power wakes up with bruises all over her body. Her bedroom door is broken. This… Read more

  • The Good Neighbor

    October 1, 2019 by

    Net Galley Book Review Author: Cathryn Grant Publisher : Inkubator Books Date of Publication: September 8th 2019 Genre: Psychological Thriller No. of Pages: 309 My Rating: 5 out of 5 One night, a few weeks after Moira, Alan and their teenage daughter Brittany move into a cozy neighborhood in Silicon Valley, Brittany goes missing. The… Read more

  • Pride and Prejudice

    September 26, 2019 by

    Book Review Ever since I read this book many years ago, I was captivated by the story of Elizabeth and Darcy and promptly fell in love with the couple. For that reason, I picked Pride and Prejudice as my first read for the Classic Club’s 50 Classics in 5 Years challenge. Elizabeth is the second… Read more

  • What Happened That Night

    September 20, 2019 by

    A NetGalley Book Review When Griffin Tomlin is found dead in his parent’s swimming pool, the Porterfields’ lives are irreversibly changed. Shortly thereafter, Emily Porterfield is arrested and charged with his murder. Her sister Clara, who has had a crush on Griffin for a long time, knows more about the murder than she is saying.… Read more

  • Murder in Venice

    September 11, 2019 by

    Book Review Title : Murder in Venice Author: Maria Luisa Minarelli Publisher: Amazon Publishing UK Genre : Historical Fiction/Mystery Date of Publication: August 2019 Number of Pages: 294 My Rating: 4 out of 5 Murder in Venice is a historical fiction novel set in picturesque Venice in the 1750s. It revolves around a murder investigation… Read more

  • The Classics Club Reading Challenge

    September 6, 2019 by

    I’m joining the Classics Club today, 6th of September 2019. My goal is to read 50 classics within 5 years, so by 6th September 2024. Here is the list of books that I have selected, listed in the order that I want to read them. I might make changes as I go along. I selected… Read more

  • The Classics Club

    September 6, 2019 by

    I am joining a classics challenge! I was super excited to come across this challenge. It is run by the classics book club which is a community of lovers of classics. The idea is to read at least 50 classics and blog about them, within a period of 5 years. This is meant to increase… Read more

  • The Nickel Boys

    September 3, 2019 by

    Book Review Title : The Nickel Boys Author: Colson Whitehead Publisher: Doubleday Date of Publication: 2019 Number of Pages: 224 My Rating 5 out of 5 The Nickel Boys is Colson Whitehead’s latest novel, published in July 2019. Colson Whitehead is an American author with eight other published books. In 2016, he won the Pulitzer… Read more

  • Are You a Power Mom?

    August 8, 2019 by

    Lessons From Chicken Soup For the Soul. Title : Chicken Soup for the Soul. Power Moms Compiled by : Jack Canfield, Mark Victor & Wendy Walker Publisher : Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing Date of Publication : 2009 Number of Pages : 381 My Rating : 5 out of 5 Why Read This Book… Read more

  • Americanah

    July 24, 2019 by

    Book Review Title : Americanah Author : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers Date of Publication: 2013 Number of Pages: 477 One of the most outstanding books that I read in 2018 was Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, so I have decided to write my first review on it. Americanah won the National Book Critics Circle… Read more

  • Books Books Books

    July 19, 2019 by

    I love reading and consistently have. I fondly remember eagerly reading as a young girl. I would bury my head in a book and get taken away into a new world. A world that originally only existed in between the pages, but which came alive as I began visualizing it. I visited enchanted lands on… Read more

  • Where the Crawdads Sing

    November 1, 2020 by

    Book Review Author :Delia Owens Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher : GP Putnam’s Sons Year of Publication: 2019 Number of Pages: 368 My Rating : 4 out of 5 I picked this up with a bit of hesitation. In spite of the great reviews that it got, I must say the title made me expect something… Read more

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