Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo Six of Crows synopsis from Goodreads Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich … Continue reading Duology review: Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom
She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore From Goodreads Wayétu Moore’s powerful debut novel, She Would Be King, reimagines the dramatic story of Liberia’s early years through three unforgettable characters who share an uncommon bond. Gbessa, exiled from the West African village of Lai, is starved, bitten by a viper, and left for dead, but still … Continue reading Mini review: She Would Be King
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe From Goodreads In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most … Continue reading Mini review: Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
Happy Monday, gals and pals! I've now done a couple of posts where I predicted some books I thought would be five-star reads, which you can read here and here, as well as a post revisiting those predictions, which you can read here. It's been a while since those posts, so today I thought I'd go … Continue reading Revisiting my five-star predictions + more predictions!
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