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…

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…

End of the Year Giveaway! [CLOSED]

Hello lovely readers! Today I have a very exciting announcement: My Bookshelf Dialogues is hosting its first ever¬†book giveaway! I thought that it would be fitting to gift a book that really affected me positively this year and that I truly think a lot of people would enjoy reading. ¬†Writing a story is a wonderful…

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…

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…

Bird Box by Josh Malerman (Book Review)

Bird Box by Josh Malerman My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars What this book is about: Malorie lives in a house in which the windows are always covered and the door is closed. Her two children, the Boy and the Girl have never seen the world outside this house. Malorie and the children have to…

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…

When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner (Book Review)

When the Heavens Fall by Marc Turner My rating: 2 of 5 stars What this book is about: When the Book of Lost Souls is stolen, the Gods have naught but take matters into their own hands – meddling, once again, with the mortal realm. Mayot Mecada has come to the possession of the sacred…

A very crucial bookish realisation

Feeling a little anxious to share my thoughts but also very excited, I decided to dive into a new type of blog posts that mainly involve me making a point or a conversation on a bookish topic. Specifically, in this first of – hopefully – more to come posts, I’d like to talk about a…