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…

Top 5 Books I read in 2016

This is one of my favourite annual posts in which I present my five favourite books that I read this year plus the most disappointing book I picked up in 2016. Note here, this list does not contain books that were published only in 2016. These are books that I came to read in 2016…

Holiday BookTube-A- Thon 2016 TBR

It is 4 days before the end of the year and I have not reached my reading goal. But that’s okay! Because the holiday BookTube-A-Thon is starting tomorrow (the 29th and ends on the 31st of December). Woohoo! The holiday BookTube-A-Thon is supposed to be more relaxed and stress free than the summer one, but…

Morning Star by Pierce Brown (Book Review)

Morning Star by Pierce Brown My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars This review contains spoilers for Red Rising and Golden Son Book synopsis: The Helldiver of Lykos was carved a Gold and thrown into the wolves to take the Society down as an insider. After succeeding at the Institute, Darrow is taken under Nero au…

Golden Son by Pierce Brown (Book Review)

Golden Son by Pierce Brown My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars This review contains spoilers for Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Click here for a non-spoiler review of Red Rising by Pierce Brown (Book Review) Book synopsis: Darrow was born a Red, down in the mines of Mars, a Helldiver risking his life daily to…

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (Book Review)

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins My rating: 3 of 5 stars Book synopsis: Rachel takes the train to work early in the morning every day and most of the times, the old, rusty line comes to a stop at Witney allowing Rachel a brief glimpse at the houses across the train tracks….

Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton (Book Review)

Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton My rating: 3 of 5 stars What this book is about: As the sun finally makes an appearance in the vast plains of ice in the Arctic, Augustine looks back at his life thinking of the man he was before. He is old now, nearing the end of his…