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. […]

January 2019 Reading Wrap Up

January 31, 2019 Amalia 0

I decided to add wrap ups at the end of every month just to get a better overview of my reading progress. Here I start with what I read in the month of January. Not a great start to the […]

cover of Educated by tara Westover and quote: Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery None but ourselves can free our minds

Memoirs by Women: Educated by Tara Westover

November 23, 2018 Amalia 0

To say that I was shocked when reading this novel is a gross understatement. I was absolutely terrified by Tara Westover’s childhood experiences and terrified of her father and brother. This is one of the best memoirs by women I’ve […]

BookTube Made Me Read It - myth retelling, mystery thriller, psychological literary fiction, covers of Circe by Madeline Miller, The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton, and Almost Love by Louise O'Neill

Books BookTube Made Me Read – Ep. 2

October 25, 2018 Amalia 0

Here is another set of three books BookTube made me read (see part one). This time I will be discussing three genres I don’t normally read. I have really enjoyed two of these, both of which I highly recommend, and […]

Young Adult Fantasy Series: Worth Reading? Cover of The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty, The Cruel Prince by Holly Black, and Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Young Adult Fantasy Series: Worth Reading?

September 16, 2018 Amalia 0

I bring you another set of hyped young adult fantasy books, the first book in the series, I recently read and dying to discuss a little. Will I continue with the series? Let’s see how I feel about them. I […]

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