Fall is reading season! As the days grow shorter and it gets colder, there's nothing more comforting than a warm drink, a cosy blanket and a good book. If you're still thinking about which books to add to your fall TBR, I've collected a few of my recent favourites you shouldn't miss out on during this reading season. … Continue reading Fall Book Recommendations
American Dirt tells the story of a Mexican mother and her son who are forced to flee their home in Mexico for the U.S. after their whole family is murdered by a drug cartel. Because the cartel is looking for the two everywhere, even among the police and public officials, Lydia and Luca can't risk … Continue reading What’s the Problem with American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins?
"My name is Kathy H." Sometimes, great literature can start as simple as that. Never Let Me Go is the sixth novel of Kazuo Ishiguro, who's not only been awarded the Booker Prize but also won the Nobel Prize in Literature. As is customary with Ishiguro, the language of the narrator is simple, almost innocent, … Continue reading A Modern Dystopia: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
What do the movies The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Minority Report have in common? Right, they're both based on short stories! Frequently overlooked, short stories come in all shapes and forms. They can be serious or funny, realistic or symbolic, timeless or timely. Just as there are all kinds of different novels, there's … Continue reading Why You Should Read Short Stories
“I was nine years old when my mother threw me out of a moving car.” Trevor Noah‘s bestselling memoir Born a Crime starts with a bang. But if you think that this is the most extreme thing Trevor experienced during his tumultuous childhood in South Africa, I’m afraid he’ll prove you wrong. Most people will … Continue reading A Memoir of Love and Resilience: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Writing a sequel to a successful book is always a big risk to take. Even more so if that book is a smash bestseller called The Hate U Give. Angie Thomas took the plunge nevertheless—and delivered another masterpiece. In THUG, all eyes are on Starr Carter, a 16-year-old girl who finds her voice after witnessing her friend … Continue reading Back to Garden Heights: Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas