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Non-fiction: American Mother

American Mother ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Title:               American Mother Author:           Gregg Olsen Publisher:        Bookouture Format:           ARC, audiobook Publication:     8th of November 2022 In June 1986, the emergency call from Stella Nickel, claiming that her husband Bruce was having a seizure, shook the small town of Auburn in Washington State. A week later, fifteen-year-oldContinue reading “Non-fiction: American Mother”

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Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies

Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars Title:               Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies Author:           Maddie Mortimer Publisher:        Macmillan Format:           ARC, audiobook Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies focuses on Lia, her husband and their teenage daughter Iris as they navigate Lia’s terminal illness. The narration moves from the present to the pastContinue reading “Maps of Our Spectacular Bodies”

Babel

BABEL Babel, or Necessity of Violence: an Arcane History of the Oxford Translator’s Revolution ❤❤❤❤❤ 5 out of 5 Title:               BABEL Author:           R. F. Kuang Publisher:        Harper Collins Format:           ARC, audiobook, hardcover Publication:     1th of September 2022 ‘Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal.’ Babel or Royal Institute of TranslationContinue reading “Babel”

ARC Review: Belladonna

Belladonna ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars Title:                Belladonna Author:           Adalyn Grade Publisher:        Hodder & Stoughton Format:           ARC audiobook Publication: 30th August 2022 Signa, orphaned as a child, has grown up handed over from one guardian to the next. The wealth and the high social position she is supposed to inherit upon maturity make herContinue reading “ARC Review: Belladonna”

Reviving the classics: Cranford

Cranford ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 out of 5 stars Cranford is an unusual book. It is a novel but reads more like a collection of short stories. The narrator is Mary, a young woman who visits Cranford— a small town where the society consists of a set of older ladies, widows and spinsters. Throughout the years, she keepsContinue reading “Reviving the classics: Cranford”

Non-fiction: A Silenced Voice

A Silenced Voice: The Life of Journalist Kim Wall ⭐⭐⭐.5 3.5 out of 5 stars  A Silenced Voice is a true story of a Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who was reported missing while interviewing an entrepreneur and an inventor Peter Madsen on board his submarine. Soon, a mutilated body of a young woman was found inContinue reading “Non-fiction: A Silenced Voice”

Emergency Skin

Emergency Skin ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars Earth was abandoned centuries ago due to climate changes that made it uninhabitable. Now, a soldier is sent to retrieve valuables necessary for future development. Warned about the hazardous nature of his mission, he explores the land believed to be populated by devolved descendants of those leftContinue reading “Emergency Skin”

Non fiction: Out of the Silence: After the Crash

Out of the Silence: After the Crash ⭐⭐⭐.5 3.5out of 5 stars In 1972 the plane with the Uruguayan rugby team, their friends and families on board, crashed in the Andes. For over seventy days, the young men who survived the accident were trapped in the mountains, dealing with extreme weather, food shortage and theContinue reading “Non fiction: Out of the Silence: After the Crash”

My Evil Mother

My Evil Mother ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars A funny and intelligent short story from Margaret Atwood. The narrator of the story was raised up by her controversial single mother. Abandoned by her husband and scorned by all the neighbours, she led an extraordinary life full of herbs and magic. The narrator described herContinue reading “My Evil Mother”

Reminders of Him

Reminders of Him ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 out of 5 stars Kenna Rowan has only one goal left in life — meeting her little daughter Diem separated from her at birth. After serving five years in prison, as a consequence of a horrible mistake, she arrives in her hometown. Avoiding those who could recognise her and condemnContinue reading “Reminders of Him”