Margaret Atwood Answers “Burning Questions”

The twenty-first century has been a crazy ride so far. 9/11, the financial crash, the election of Donald Trump, and now a global pandemic--a lot has happened that we wouldn't have deemed possible two decades ago. And then there's of course also the background noise of climate change, terrorism and unchecked technology--threats that only seem … Continue reading Margaret Atwood Answers “Burning Questions”

How to Write an Engaging Book Review

If you're an avid reader, writing book reviews is a wonderful way to discuss your reading experience with a larger audience. Whether this is on Goodreads, Instagram or your book blog, many platforms allow you to share your thoughts and discuss them with others. If you've ever written (or attempted to write) a book review … Continue reading How to Write an Engaging Book Review

What’s the Problem with American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins?

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?

A Modern Dystopia: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

"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

A Story About Idiots: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

The day before New Year's Eve, a desperate robber aims to rob a bank in a small Swedish town. The only problem: it’s a cashless bank. When the police are closing in, the culprit flees into a nearby apartment building and ends up turning an ordinary apartment viewing into an extraordinary hostage situation. The hostages … Continue reading A Story About Idiots: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman