Books that prove life is better than fiction

Isn't it amazing how life finds a way to be better / stranger / more astonishing than what we can imagine? There are those unbelievable stories. And there are those captivating chronicles of nature, history, and human behaviour. Cheers to Non-fiction November! πŸ₯‚

Behind the scenes with the 44th First Lady of the USA: Becoming by Michelle Obama (book review)

"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 ❀

A story of will and family tangles: Educated by Tara Westover (book review)

During this summer I was so fortunate to receive 18 books (as a surprise!) from dear friends of mine ❀ Fiction stories, memoirs, personal development books - a wonderful mix that will keep me busy (at least) for the rest of the year. One of these books was "Educated" by Tara Westover, an incredible story that immediately caught my attention.

Life isn’t about avoiding suffering: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi (book review)

There is a certain species of books that get to the deepest parts of your soul and make you ask yourself questions so profound that they leave a significant imprint on you. "When Breath Becomes Air" is exactly this type of book - a memoir of a brilliant man faced with a heartbreaking fate.

Life in the Annex during German occupation: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (book review)

Every single time I visited Amsterdam there was an impressively long queue at the Anne Frank House, where Anne and other 7 Jewish people hid for 2 years from German soldiers during WWII. And I was always wondering why wait for so many hours just to visit a museum? Well, after reading "The Diary of … Continue reading Life in the Annex during German occupation: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank (book review)

Summer shopping spree or what I’m reading during the second half of the year

I am the type of person that usually asks for recommendations before buying books, and also buys one book at a time. However, during my recent summer holiday I felt so inspired to discover new books that I managed to buy seven (!) books in two weeks. Now I have my bookish stock full until … Continue reading Summer shopping spree or what I’m reading during the second half of the year

The memoir of the Israeli writer: A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz (book review)

I am sure there are many better and more academic ways to review this book, but I will not go on that route (for the simple reason that I would not be able to do that). Instead, I will share how I perceived the book, what I made of it and what it made of … Continue reading The memoir of the Israeli writer: A Tale of Love and Darkness by Amos Oz (book review)