Sisterhood and the struggle to pass for white: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (book review)

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! 🙂

A girl’s fight for education in Nigeria: The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré (book review)

The Girl with the Louding Voice tells an incredibly inspiring story of a young girl from Nigeria. It presents the realities of girls born in poor families in rural Nigeria and how domestic slavery is the beaten path for many of them. A story I recommend reading with all my heart!

When remembering is a sin: The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa (book review)

The Memory Police tells the daunting dystopian story about an island controlled by... guess who?! The Memory Police. They are in charge of what people remember, what objects are burnt and forgotten, what beings and plants disappear. However, there are some people, the outlaws, who do not forget...

Torn between science and faith: Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (book review)

Transcendent Kingdom is a touching story that covers difficult topics such as addiction, mental health, and immigration. The story of Gifty and her family is heartbreaking, and illustrates not only the hardships of Black immigrants in the USA, but also how mental health issues take a toll on the whole family. Definitely one of those books that I'll recommend to all my friends!

The Tempest retold: Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood (book review)

Hogarth Shakespeare project is a series of 8 books written by contemporary writers, each book being inspired by a story by Shakespeare. I was very excited about these books when I first heard about them, and now I got to read one of them - "Hag-Seed" by Margaret Atwood.

A dystopian social experiment – would you exchange freedom for stability? : The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood (book review)

After reading "The Handmaid's Tale", I was curious to read other books by Margaret Atwood. Out of the numerous books written by Atwood, I chose "The Heart Goes Last" - a bizarre dystopian story about a social experiment.

What happens when bees go extinct: The History of Bees by Maja Lunde (book review)

Earlier this year, during a small talk at the office (yes, it was a long time ago), I first heard of "The History of Bees". The enthusiasm of my colleague had already convinced me to read the book, and I prioritized it after finding out that it tackles climate change issues. Fiction + climate change = a book I definitely want to read as soon as possible!

Children from books who teach us valuable life lessons

As June is the month of celebrating childhood in many countries around the world, I join the party by sharing with you stories of amazing children and teenagers from books. This post presents a list of children, main characters in fiction and non-fiction books, each one portraying valuable life lessons.