What I’m reading in January 2022: about breathing, an enchanted labyrinth, and civil war in Nigeria

Reading at the beginning of 2022 seems to go better than reading at the end of 2021 🙂 The winter holiday might've helped, plus the Christmassy vibes and the super cold days that do now invite for outdoor activities. During the past month I read 3 books - a super interesting blend of fantasy involving … Continue reading What I’m reading in January 2022: about breathing, an enchanted labyrinth, and civil war in Nigeria

What I’m reading in November and December 2021: about trees, Vietnam, and a little bit of Atwood

So it happened - for the first time in 2 years I missed posting the monthly reading update (for November, that is). It's been a tough period, from a personal and work point of view, and it definitely impacted my motivation to read and write. But here I am now, back in business, with bookish … Continue reading What I’m reading in November and December 2021: about trees, Vietnam, and a little bit of Atwood

What I’m reading in October 2021: a reversed story of slavery and a bit of non-fiction

October came with its rainy days and hot drinks, the perfect atmosphere for reading and knitting. The past month was not great in terms of reading progress, but given the circumstances I am happy that I did read something 🙂 Let's get the sharing started! Currently reading I am reading The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn … Continue reading What I’m reading in October 2021: a reversed story of slavery and a bit of non-fiction

A modern classic on being Black in the 21st century: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (book review)

Last year I asked my best friends to share their favourites books of 2020 - see here the post. Americanah was one of the stories mentioned, one of the stories that I really wanted to read and see for myself why it was chosen as favourite. Well, it seems like Americanah might also make it … Continue reading A modern classic on being Black in the 21st century: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (book review)

Women’s Prize for Fiction – what shortlisted books I read (2003-2021)

With the Women's Prize for Fiction approaching - the 2021 winner will be announced on 8th of September - I thought of documenting what previous shortlisted books I read. Initially I wanted to document what previous winners I read, but there were only two books ... so it would've been a very short post 😀 … Continue reading Women’s Prize for Fiction – what shortlisted books I read (2003-2021)

The award for the most consuming and heartrending book I’ve ever read goes to: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (book review)

I must have heard of A Little Life from other bloggers. None of my friends read it, something I found out when I was craving to discuss it with someone. So - thank you, dear bloggers, for bringing A Little Life to my life.

Spotlight on domestic violence in the Caribbean: How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones (book review)

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House is a beautiful novel! Yes, it is sad and there are many violent acts illustrated in the story, but the narrative style and the different perspectives make is a very captivating read.

Surviving in the Earth’s last wildlife area: The New Wilderness by Diane Cook (book review)

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?