Cover of Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss and quote: 'I shivered. Of course, that was the whole point of the re-enactment, that we ourselves became the ghosts, learning to walk the land as they walked it two thousand years ago..'

Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss

September 7, 2019 Amalia 0

A couple of years ago I read Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss and I loved it. I still remember how I felt while reading and that tells me that it was a great book. Remembering details like, plot twists and […]

3 Books About North Korea

June 22, 2019 Amalia 0

I have recently read three books about North Korea. I wanted to learn a little bit more about the country as I felt quite ignorant on the subject. All I knew was that it is a communist country ruled by […]

cover of home fire by kamilla shamsie and quote: For girls, becoming women was inevitability; for boys, becoming men was ambition

Home Fire by Kamilla Shamsie

June 22, 2019 Amalia 0

This is one of those books which takes you by surprise and one you will never forget. It was a solid 3/5 stars for me until the very end which was so unexpected that I had to give it a […]

Popular contemporary novels worth the hype: Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng and Almost Love by Louise O'Neill

Popular Contemporary Novels Worth the Hype

May 9, 2019 Amalia 0

I’m not that into reading contemporary novels, especially the over-hyped ones, but I am known to occasionally give into hype and the Internet was definitely on fire when in comes to these three books. So here they are, the three […]

cover of the silence of the girls by pat barker and quote: 'Great Achilles. Brilliant Achilles, shining Achilles, godlike Achilles … How the epithets pile up. We never called him any of those things; we called him ‘the butcher’.

The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker

March 23, 2019 Amalia 0

This novel is a myth retelling of the Iliad from the perspective of Briseis, one of the many women taken as slaves, prostitutes, nurses and concubines by the conquering Greeks. Since I read this book late 2018 it has been […]

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