Firstly, look how bloody beautiful the UK front cover is. I do think front cover designs are improving these days, my purchases based on frontispiece alone has…… Read more “Book Review: How Beautiful We Were”
Being the avid Dolly Alderton admirer that I am, I was ecstatic when Net Galley and Penguin gave me this review ecopy, and it didn’t disappoint. Though quite lighthearted this…… Read more “Book Review: Ghosts”
Were it not for my haphazard book club, Lanny would have entirely passed me by – and, oh, what a shame that would have been! Longlisted for the 2019 Man Booker prize, Lanny, is a tale that has bewitched the literary world – and more impressively me – with its ethereal composition. Successor to his 2015 debut, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, Max Porter’s Lanny chronicles the growing chasms between country life and metropolitan mentality
Set initially in 1996 Lagos, this title is told from four siblings’ perspectives; each one expressing their search for agency, love, and meaning in a hypocritical society. This is a tale of postcolonial feminism spanning two decades.
If like me, you have been chastising yourself for not reading as many books as you had liked to during your time off, don’t worry, it’s okay. It is not a sin to have a lovely time with your nearest and dearest. Your book pile will still be waiting for you tomorrow. On that note, the books that have been on my “in process” list this month.
For those reading a variety of non-fiction titles on the atrocities of slavery at the moment, I believe this title is the perfect book to complement both your learning and your empathetic understanding. There aren’t a lot of young adult books within the African literary space (yet), so, this book will certainly be making waves when it’s released in October.
Sometimes when I think about the number of books that I want to read, then consider the actual time that I have to read them, I get a bit overwhelmed by the sheer weight of it. Nevertheless, lucky for you lovely lot, my bookish brain and residual issues around productivity have managed to squeeze in a few books to report this week.
To save the collective (and address the realities of our society), we must stop prioritising the needs of the individual. This is something that comes through loud and clear in Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed’s newest collaboration.
Channeling book club romance and the 80s revival instigated by Stranger Things, this book will have you mulling over all of the “what ifs” and “should have dones” of your lives. Yet, somehow still leave you with an overwhelming feeling of acceptance.
Deftly transforming Paris into a high-stakes playground, I can guarantee that, The Pear Affair, will have children and parents alike reaching for their passports.