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 […]

Cover of Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and quote: 'We did that often, asking each other questions whose answers we already knew. Perhaps it was so that we would not ask the other questions, the ones whose answers we did not want to know.'

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

February 22, 2019 Amalia 0

Purple Hibiscus is the last book from Adichie’s back list novels I had left to read, and as I expected, I was not disappointed. There is something about Adichie’s writing that keeps me hooked and opens a floodgate of emotions. […]

book review, book cover of tin man by sarah winman and quote: And I wonder what the sound of a heart breaking might be. And I think it might be quiet, unperceptively so, and not dramatic at all. Like the sound of an exhausted swallow falling gently to earth.

Review: Tin Man by Sarah Winman

June 15, 2018 Amalia 0

I started this book knowing that it has been praised and recommended by many and since it is a short one I decided to give it a go and see if it’s worth the hype. After reading it I find […]

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Review: Elmet by Fiona Mozley

April 15, 2018 Amalia 0

Fiona Mozley’s Elmet was nominated for the Man Booker in 2017 and this year it got longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction. A book getting so much attention in the literary world is a must read for all book-lovers […]

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Review: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

February 9, 2018 Amalia 0

The library copy of Exit West was finally available when I happened to swing by a couple of weeks ago, so I picked it up as I remembered that it was one of the shortlisted books for the Man Booker […]

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