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
It has been a hot minute since I posted a review (almost a month!!!! I'm so sorry!!!). I have a bunch written, I just got excited about other posts. I guess having too many posts you're excited about is a good thing? Anyway here is my review for the classic Christie novel... And Then There … Continue reading Book review: And Then There Were None
I have seen these posts everywhere recently and decided to hop on the bandwagon! Essentially, you go through your TBR and find books that you think might be 5-star reads. Here are mine! Salt to Sea by Ruta Sepetys I read Between Shades of Gray by Sepetys forever ago and loved it, and I've heard … Continue reading Predicting 5-star reads
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Paraphrased from Goodreads Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of … Continue reading Book review: the Hate U Give