Birthday Book Haul (December 2016)

Welcome, to the last book haul of the year! We made it, already, to the last month of 2016 and while one would expect that a birthday book haul would include a massive collection of new books, I am proud to say that this month I got a pretty decent stack. Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller…

Book Haul (October 2016)

The temperature in Groningen is slowly dropping and our dog walks are now taking place somewhere between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius. My courses are progressing in more dynamic rhythms and I have been in a great mood for science fiction and fantasy stories this month. And as usual, I bought some new books! When…

New Book Releases (October 2016)

Hello friends, happy October! While we may have a new exciting month ahead of us, this has not been such an interesting release time for me. With a couple of appealing new book coming out in various genres, this is mainly a month with great Middle Grade books and a big adult fiction name, Jodi Picoult,…

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (Book Review)

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes My rating: 3 of 5 stars This review was originally posted on my blog: My Bookshelf Dialogues What this book is about: Louisa Clark – of the mature age of 26 – has recently found herself unexpectedly unemployed. It is of no surprise that in our society, her parents…

Book Haul (September 2016)

Since I didn’t do a book haul for August beware: This is going to be a huge one! I’ll start of in the chronological order in which I acquired the books and we’ll go on from there. So let’s do this: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton The Miniaturist has been on my radar for quite…

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (Book Review)

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt My rating: 4 of 5 stars What this book is about: Theo Decker is starving, as he is walking with his mother the busy streets of New York, but he doesn’t want to ask her to stop somewhere and get breakfast. She will be so angry at him once she…

New Book Releases (August 2016)

It’s this time of the month again for us to check out some of the new book releases for the month of August! 🙂 Fiction All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood (release date: 9th of August) To start this month’s new releases and suggestions, we have a debut novel that sounds like a…

Man Booker Prize Longlist 2016

Hello lovely readers! 🙂 Today I have a somewhat different bookish post. Yesterday the longlist for the Man Booker Prize of 2016 was announced and I wanted to share with you the 13 books that made it to the list. But first what is the Man Booker Prize? The Man Booker Prize is the leading…

The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel (Book Review)

The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel My rating: 3 of 5 stars What this book is about: Fielding Bliss is a 13-year-old boy living in Breathed, Ohio and working along Mr. Elohim repairing roofs and steeples. It’s 1984 and summer has made its presence clear in Breathed. Fielding’s father, Autopsy Bliss, is a…

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout (Book Review)

My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout My rating: 3 of 5 stars Lucy Barton has had very challenging relationships with her parents since she was very young. They grew up in poverty and Lucy was always trying to get her mother’s approval and love. Now, she remembers the time she spent in a…