The End of the Year: Book Tag

Hello lovely book people! I was catching up on my YouTube subscriptions a couple of days ago and stumbled upon this new tag by Ariel Bissett: The End of the Year Book Tag. Ariel has created this tag in preparation for winter and the end of the year, which feels suddenly very close, and I…

The Life of A Book Blogger: Tag

Hello everyone! I decided to try something new for me today and do a book tag. I’ve been watching a lot of videos of BookTubers answering some fun questions and I thought maybe I should do one. It’s a sunny Sunday here in Groningen and the weather is surprisingly mild. A stressful week of lectures…

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster: Book Review

4 3 2 1 by Paul Auster My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Archibald Isaac Ferguson is born on the 3rd of March 1947 in New Jersey. Only Ferguson is four different boys and these four boys are all the same. Archie’s life takes four different paths at the moment he draws his…

Discussion: The Man Booker 2017 shortlist

For many readers, including myself, choosing the next book to read is a difficult task. Thankfully, the Man Booker Prize returns every year and offers by default thirteen suggestions of novels for those of us that enjoy fiction. This year I decided to closely follow the Man Booker from its longlist to its shortlist by…

Book Haul: September 2017

Hello fellow book people! We are well on our way to a mostly rainy and windy Autumn here in Groningen, the university classes have started and the Man Booker shortlist was announced just a couple of days ago. I had decided to undertake the¬†Project Man Booker 2017¬†here on my blog, by attempting to read all…

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid: Book Review

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid My rating: 3 of 5 stars Book synopsis: In a city brimming with turmoil slowly about to erupt into a war zone, two young people dare to become a couple. Saeed finds in Nadia what people could call his polar opposite, a free, independent spirit. And Nadia sees in Saeed…

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund: Book Review

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars   Book synopsis: For Linda, isolation and loneliness are all she knows during her adolescent years. She finds an outlet with Mr Grierson, the new history teacher, and the scandal that breaks out when child pornography is found in his possession. And when…