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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“You have been taught that you are unclean, that you are not holy, that your body is impure and could never harbour the divine. You have been taught to despise everything you are and to long only to be a man. But you have been taught lies.” quote from The Power by Naomi Alderman

Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman

October 21, 2017 Amalia 0

This book won the Baileys Women’s Prize for fiction in 2017. The other shortlisted books were: Stay With Meby Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀̀ The Dark Circleby Linda Grant The Sport of Kingsby C.E. Morgan First Loveby Gwendoline Riley Do Not Say We Have Nothingby Madeleine Thien […]

quote and cover of stay with me by ayobami adebayo

Review: Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

August 28, 2017 Amalia 0

‘Stay with Me’ is the only debut novel shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and that is the reason why I picked it up. It is a book a thoroughly enjoyed and if you are interested in […]