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 […]

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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 […]

“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 […]

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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 […]

homegoing cover by yaa gyasi

Review: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

July 16, 2017 Amalia 0

Do you ever borrow books from the library (or buy books) because you recognize its cover? I tend to do that when I feel uninspired to read the books I own. I picked Homegoing up because of the cover and […]

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