Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (Book Review)

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Humbert Humbert introduces himself to the readers whom he refers to as his jury, and openly admits his lifelong lust over young girls, between the ages of 9 and 14, he refers to as nymphets. As he early on explains, his pederosis could…

Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller (Book Review)

Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Gil Coleman ended up bruised and battered in the hospital after desperately trying to follow his dead wife who he saw from his window looking out the street. He is returned to his house, a previously Swimming Pavillion by the sea-shore, where…

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu Translated by Ken Liu (Book Review)

The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Starting in China, in 1967, a young, brilliant woman’s life is forever changed. Ye Wenjie is witness to her father’s public torture and death under the accusation of being a Reactionist. The impact of this traumatic event won’t show until two…

The Little Friend by Donna Tartt (Book Review)

The Little Friend by Donna Tartt My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Harriet was only a baby when her 9-year-old brother, Robin, was found hanging by the neck from a tree in the front garden. She and her sister, Alison, who was 4 years old were the only witnesses to the murder. More…

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley (Book Review)

The Emperor’s Blades by Brian Staveley My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars Book synopsis: The empire of Annur is in turmoil after the treacherous murder of Sanlitun hui Malkeenian. Next in kin and in possession of the Unhewn Throne is his son, Kaden, who, living in the monastery of Ashk’lan hidden in the edge of…

Hot Milk by Deborah Levy (Book Review)

Hot Milk by Deborah Levy My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book synopsis: The Greek beauty, Sofia, has arrived in the Spanish coast of Almeria where the desert meets the Mediterranean sea, with her mother Rose. Taking a month off from their lives back in England, they have come to Spain in an arrangement to…

January reads (2017)

I’m so excited to be starting the new year with books I’ve been meaning to read for a long time now! I am planning on taking a more definite course of what I truly think will appeal to me to review on my blog and all starts here with the books that follow. Before we…

End of the Year Giveaway! [CLOSED]

Hello lovely readers! Today I have a very exciting announcement: My Bookshelf Dialogues is hosting its first ever¬†book giveaway! I thought that it would be fitting to gift a book that really affected me positively this year and that I truly think a lot of people would enjoy reading. ¬†Writing a story is a wonderful…