Most Anticipated Autumn Books 2017

Since my return to the city of Groningen daily life has attacked me with tasks and mini chores that need to be completed before the beginning of the academy year, much like an animal would prepare for hibernation, and I cannot shake the feeling for a few weeks now that the dreadful Autumn is almost…

Project Man Booker 2017

Hello everyone! It’s been a while.. I’m currently almost at the end of my vacation time in Greece and going through my second readathon of the week. And, although I’ve been away from many things like university and my dogs, I haven’t stopped reading books. A major literary award, the Man Booker Prize of 2017,…

Book Haul (July 2017)

Hello again and welcome to another book haul! Today’s book haul is deceiving because I actually bought all these books in June. And yes, I’ve been very good to my wallet so far and haven’t bought a single book since the beginning of June which is quite the accomplishment for me. Unfortunately, my booknerd friend…

Book Haul (May 2017)

It is not without a great deal of pride that I am presenting this rather small – for me – book haul this month. It is the first time in a month of 2017, in which I am not expecting any mail from the nice orange lady (she wears orange, I call her orange lady,…

May Reads (2017)

Realistically speaking, I am betting my money on catching up with my ever-growing ¬†TBR pile in the summer. I visited Greece for a few days in April and I thought I was going to be able to marathon-read some of my books. Little did I know I was going to be running around and having…

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 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…

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…

Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves (Book Review)

Work Like Any Other: A Novel by Virginia Reeves My rating: 3 of 5 stars What this book is about: Roscoe T Martin is and has always been interested in electricity but in rural Alabama in the 1920s in his wife’s farm where his family lives, there is not much electrical work to do. In…

Our Endless Numbered Days by Clair Fuller (Book Review)

Our Endless Numbered Days by Claire Fuller My rating: 4 of 5 stars I don’t give a 4 star rating often but for me this book deserved it for many reasons. Let’s start with what the story is about: Peggy is an 8 year old girl going to school and living in a big house…