Book review: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Most times I venture myself into reading fairly long books, with many characters and complex plots. At one point I was asking myself: why don't I read smaller books? Is it because I don't hear much about them? Or maybe I just avoid buying them, thinking they're not interesting enough? With these questions in mind … Continue reading Book review: The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Have you ever started reading a book with no expectations at all? That's how I started reading "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr, a book I received as Christmas present. Little did I know that this book would irreversibly win my heart with its touching stories and beautiful language, all wrapped up … Continue reading Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Book Review: Bloom – Navigating Life and Style by Estée Lalonde

As I enjoy fiction stories and complex plots, I haven't been much interested in biographies. But when my favourite youtuber, Estée Lalonde, published a book about her life, I knew her book was going to be the first biography that sparked interest for my reading soul. In Bloom - Navigating life and style, Estée presents her life from … Continue reading Book Review: Bloom – Navigating Life and Style by Estée Lalonde

Series Spotlight: The Cemetery of Forgotten Books by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Just one more chapter and then I should go to sleep... one hour later: Ah, I want to read the next chapter as well ... two hours later: This will be the last chapter for this evening, I promise! In a nutshell, that was my experience while reading each of the three unputdownable books that are … Continue reading Series Spotlight: The Cemetery of Forgotten Books by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Book Review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1961, To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic of the modern American literature. Having heard only good things about it, I made a wish to receive it as a present from Saint Nicholas ... and my wish came true ♥ More than depicting children's feelings toward unfair attitudes they do not fully … Continue reading Book Review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Book Review: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

When a novel gracefully combines facts and fiction about a famous person whose life is very little documented, you may end up not knowing where to draw the line between reality and fantasy. That's what I experienced while reading Girl with a Pearl Earring, a book that fell into my hands by chance at the most appropriate time … Continue reading Book Review: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

Book Review: The Girl Who Beat ISIS: My Story by Farida Khalaf and Andrea C. Hoffmann

There are countless ways a book can leave its print on reader's conscience, but a well-told real story is all the more haunting and dreadful, as the factor of authenticity adds weight to the events. It was the cold, fearless look of the Arabic woman on the cover that sent chills down my spine and drew … Continue reading Book Review: The Girl Who Beat ISIS: My Story by Farida Khalaf and Andrea C. Hoffmann