Nuri is a beekeeper; his wife, Afra, an artist. They live a simple life, rich in family and friends, in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo - until the unthinkable happens. When all they care for is destroyed by war, they are forced to escape. But what Afra has seen is so terrible she has… Continue reading The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
I have such mixed emotions about this novel, on the one hand I really resonated with some of the material but on the other hand I was left feeling utterly empty by the end. You know that feeling when you read a story and are somehow left bereft? Like you don't know what to do… Continue reading The Good Children by Roopa Farooki
Do you ever get the feeling that you're sometimes fated to read a certain book at a certain time? If so, then you'll know just how surreal that experience can be. When a book really speaks to you and you can relate so deeply it feels like it was written just for you? yup, that… Continue reading Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak
After a little break from my blog and posting reviews over the festive season, I feel totally recharged and ready to share some reviews again. I popped into Waterstones the other day and I couldn't resist picking this book up. Ever since my trip to Istanbul last summer, I've grown even more fascinated by its… Continue reading My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk
Hi guys! I've been so excited to write this post and share all the brilliant and um...not so brilliant books I've read this year. I think this is the year I rediscovered my love for reading, having graduated earlier this year - I finally have the luxury of reading exactly what I want, when I… Continue reading My Year In Books: 2018!
I picked this book up on my recent trip to the library on a whim, it sounded interesting and I usually love dystopian novels or shows so I thought I'd give it a try. I've not read anything by Claire North before so I went in with no expectations. Plot Overview: What if your life… Continue reading 84K by Claire North
Sometime, last week I received a very lovely and exciting email from the author of this book, Victoria, asking me if I'd like to read and review her book. After hearing a little about the book, I knew I just had to! What I really appreciated is that Victoria clearly took the time to read… Continue reading The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle by Victoria Williamson