Context | After enjoying so much "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt, I could not resist reading one more books written by her. Though I'm not sure how I heard about "The Secret History" - was it from a friend, or maybe from a fellow blogger? - I had a feeling that I have to read … Continue reading A dark adrenaline-rushing story of murder: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Context | "North and South" is one of the books I knew nothing about before reading it. However, I received it from a very dear friend of mine who is as passionate about books as I am, so I had high expectations from Gaskell's novel. In a nutshell | Think of the story like an … Continue reading About division and coming together: North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (book review)
My history with "The Goldfinch" went through all seasons: somewhere during Winter ❄ I found out about the book, then during Spring 🌸 I waited for it to be delivered from Bookster, during Summer ☀ I read it, and during Autumn I write its review 🍂.
I started reading "Where the Crawdads Sing" with no expectations and I was completely swept off my feet! It got me hooked up from the first pages and I managed to read it in only 2 nights - the classic "one more chapter and then I go to sleep" until 2 AM ...
Context | I'm part of the generation who grew up with J.K.Rowling's stories from Hogwarts. I was about 7 years old when I read the first Harry Potter book and I was graduating high school when last Harry Potter movie was released. Ever since I heard that J.K. Rowling wrote also other books I wanted … Continue reading Political struggles and social issues in a small British town: A Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling (book review)
After reading "Never Let Me Go" by Kazuo Ishiguro, a book that became one of my favourites, I knew I have to read more books by the same author. So I randomly picked up "The Remains of the Day" from a lovely bookstore in Cambridge ... and it did not disappoint!
"Becoming" my Michelle Obama was another book I received this summer, along with other 17 books (the joy! <3). This book was the most surprising one to receive, as I had already strong plans to read it (meaning that I had borrowed it from Bookster just 1 week before actually receiving my own copy). It goes without saying that I read my own book, which also had a lovely wish written on it ❤