So ... I've been blogging for 5 years. That's a lot. Half a decade - that sounds even longer! I am super grateful that I managed to maintain this hobby for such a long time, writing book reviews and other book-related discussions. I would also like to thank all of you who read my posts, … Continue reading 5 years of blogging and reading plans for Autumn
The past month was a good one - summer holidays always bring a fresh boost of energy and a lot of reading time. I read 5 books, an interesting mix of planned and unexpected reads - a Caribbean story, a story inspired by Shakespeare's life, a South Korean surreal book, a modern classic about a … Continue reading What I’m reading in September 2021: heartbreaking stories and modern classics
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)
After a short and sweet holiday aboard (first one since the pandemic started!) I'm back with a reading status I'm proud of! In the past month I read 3 books aaand I also managed to write their reviews before publishing this update! 🤩
July is here! It's a time of celebrations - my birthday and our wedding anniversary are the highlights of the month 🥳 Plus the excitement of the upcoming summer holiday in August ☀️ Let's get to the bookish side of life! July seems to be all about dystopian stories, with a touch of fantasy. Finishing … Continue reading What I’m reading in July 2021: dystopia, dystopia, dystopia … and a bit of fantasy
My reading in May and June was expected to slow down because of changes happening in my life - we are moving house, meaning a lot of packing, unpacking, unpacking even more, organizing, and decorating. While I enjoy a lot the whole process, it is quite energy draining, taking most of my mental space during … Continue reading What I’m reading in June 2021: about race, normal people, and the amazing MaddAddam trilogy
In the past month I read almost 4 books - an interesting blend of stories about a family of Congo who immigrates in the USA, a dystopian story where children have Artificial Friends, about colorism and what it's like to be Black and pass as white. To many more months as prolific as this one in terms of learning about the world!
All books I read during the past month had women as main characters - and I did not plan for this! 🙂 I finished reading 4 amazing and inspiring stories, happening in different parts of the world. Historical fiction, mystery fiction, contemporary fiction - let all fiction books come to me! 📚
The beginning of Spring was a good period for reading. From mid-February to mid-March I read 4 books - from dystopia to historical fiction, from classic Toni Morrison to contemporary Yaa Gyasi and Elif Shafak. This month was also rich in terms of geographical locations: Ghana, England, and Turkey, among others.
5 books read this month, and what a mix of bookish experiences - I "travelled" from the UK (Oxford) and Turkey (Istanbul) to Australia and New Zealand, then to Japan, Uganda, and even North America! Not bad for a month spent entirely at home 🙂