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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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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