Recommendations: Historical Fiction

Hello everyone! Today, I thought I would do a recommendations post about five historical fiction novels I have read and really enjoyed. I started reading historical fiction about two years ago and, even though I have really enjoyed some, I haven’t read many books of the genre. At first, historical fiction did not seem appealing…

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…

Book Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book synopsis: The life of a slave on a plantation farm is a terrible life, especially for a girl at the verge of womanhood. Cora has always lived a nighmarish existence on the Randall plantation among the slaves. The white masters are cruel…

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (Book Review)

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Callie begins her story with a statement. I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of…

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff (Book Review)

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff My rating: 2 of 5 stars Book synopsis: On a cool afternoon at the Widow House, Greta Wegener asks her husband Einar for a small favour. Her friend Anna who sits for her paintings has cancelled again, and Greta prods Einar to try on a dress and sit in…

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (Book Review)

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton My rating: 4 of 5 stars Book synopsis: On the night of Walter Moody’s arrival at Hokitika, in the hopes of making a fortune in the gold mines and tired after his long journey there, he makes his way in to the Crown Hotel where he finds an assemble of…

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…

The North Water by Ian McGuire (Book Review)

The North Water by Ian McGuire My rating: 2 of 5 stars What this book is about: A harpooner savage named Hendry Drax and an Irish ex-army doctor, Patrick Sumner, find themselves aboard the Volunteer, a whaler setting off to the Arctic Circle. Sumner, an opiod addict seeks to reinvent himself and make a fresh…

Book Haul (November 2016)

We are steadily heading towards the end of the year and I’m proud to say that November has been a modest book buying month for me – compared to the previous extravaganza hauls I posted! After my October post (A very crucial bookish realisation) about how buying books should be a more well-thought process for…

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,…

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…

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…