The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates From Goodreads For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this … Continue reading Book review: The Moment of Lift
AKA me being very, very late with my reviews. Hello, gals and pals! Happy Valentines Day! In the spirit of love, today I have some more mini reviews for you, this time of three five-star books that I loved. I often struggle to write these types of reviews because I don't have much more to … Continue reading Mini reviews of some books I’ve loved recently
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater Synopsis for the first book, from Goodreads It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark … Continue reading Series review: The Raven Cycle
Hi everyone! I hope you had a great week and are looking forward to a great weekend! Today, I have a bunch of mini reviews for you. For books that I loved and really enjoyed, I often don't have a ton to say other than "I loved and really enjoyed this", so it makes writing … Continue reading Some mini reviews of books I loved
Happy Wednesday, everyone! A while ago, I did a post where I predicted some books I thought would be 5-star reads, which you can read here and here! So today I thought I'd go over those and see how accurate I was. Five stars Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - ★★★★★ This book!!! I totally understand … Continue reading Revisiting my 5-star predictions
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee From Goodreads In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant--and that her lover is married--she refuses to be bought. Instead, … Continue reading Book review: Pachinko
A while ago, I posted some 5-star predictions, and it was a lot of fun, so I'm here with part two! I wanted to do my wrap-up of that post first, but I haven't read a couple of those books yet, so it's still coming. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo It's about a heist? … Continue reading More 5-star predictions!
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro From Goodreads From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Dayand When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous about what it means to be human. Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences … Continue reading Book review: Never Let Me Go
So I had this discussion in the back of my mind for a while and finally decided to write my thoughts down. Can a book be a favourite and not a five-star read, and can a five-star read not be a favourite? I feel like, generally, most people rate their favourite books as five stars … Continue reading Discussion: can a book be a favourite and not a five-star read?
I recently realised that I've gotten really bad with my reviews in that I've just not been writing or posting them. So sorry about that! One of my goals for this year was to post at least two reviews a month, which I think I've been doing. But they weren't always for books I wanted … Continue reading Book review: Little Fires Everywhere
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi From Goodreads Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the … Continue reading Mini review: Persepolis
Standalone Sunday is a feature created here where each Sunday you feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend! Since I wanted to highlight this book but hadn't yet reviewed it and had too many thoughts for a short post, I thought I'd do them in the same post. The Female … Continue reading Standalone Sunday/review: the Female of the Species