The New Wilderness caught my eye when it was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize. I watched the online awards ceremony during lockdown and I remember being intrigued by the theme of the book ... sounded like a dystopia I would very much enjoy. Sometimes you just gotta' trust your intuition, don't you?
More than one year ago I read my first climate fiction book - The History of Bees by Maja Lunde. Ever since I've been (not so) patiently waiting for the release of the second book of the series - The End of the Ocean. Read it, loved it, ready to share my thoughts with you!
There's something bittersweet about finishing a series of books. The bitter part is that the story ended (for good) and there's no "next book" to get to. However, the sweet part is the closure, the conclusion of the journey, and the "freedom" to get to the next stories that await. That's what I felt during … Continue reading What happens after wiping out humanity: MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood (book review)
The first book of the MaddAddam trilogy was good, but the second book ... oh my, it was a lot better!!
The Vanishing Half is a story about secrets and transformation, family and identity, roots and new beginnings. It offers a lot of food for thoughts and it's an immersive journey - beware, starting this book will definitely lead to a reading spree! 🙂
We Are All Birds of Uganda was the first book I read about Uganda and its culture. It is story that will take you far away, both in time and geography. You will certainly empathize with Sameer and his journey of self-discovery, and you will get a glimpse into the 1970s Uganda by following the journey of his grandfather.
The Living Sea of Waking Dreams is about grief, anger, and a vanishing world. A slow but sure collapse. It is one of the most anchored to reality books I read in a while, and also one of the most touching stories.
The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker is an amazing educational book about how to upgrade the way you organize any types of gatherings of people. From family barbeques with a twist to teambuilding with C-level executives and global dinner parties ... if you're curious, just google “Dîner en Blanc” 🙂
The Hollow is an entertaining murder mystery novel. The complex relationships among the characters and the dynamics of the story will keep you hooked until you reach the final page, when justice is made (or maybe not?!)
I was so easily fooled by the cute fluffy cover and I thought I'll read an easy relaxing book ... Oh boy, Earthlings is nothing like that!