The Turn of the Screw by Henry James | Book Review

Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw is a gothic novella revolving around an unnamed young governess sent to a country house to take care of Miles and Flora, two orphans, who finds herself entangled in a rather bizarre and unsettling situation. Considered by many the “the greatest ghost story ever written”, James’ novella is … Continue reading The Turn of the Screw by Henry James | Book Review

The Poetry of Louisa May Alcott | Book Review

The Poetry of Louisa May Alcott is an anthology of more than 100 poems from the renowned author many of us celebrate for Little Women, which I have reviewed in the past. This anthology was sent to me by Libris in exchange for a review. Louisa May Alcott is obviously one of my favourite classic … Continue reading The Poetry of Louisa May Alcott | Book Review

The Last Bear by Hannah Gold | Book Review

The Last Bear by Hannah Gold is by far my favourite middle grade novel I’ve read this year, and that for a variety of reasons. The book follows April’s adventures on Bear Island, where she moves for a couple of months thanks to her father being offered a job to do his research in the Artic Circle. Accordingly, for the 11-year-old girl, it is the perfect occasion to explore more of what she loves - that being, nature and wildlife. On Bear Island she builds a once-in-a-lifetime type of bond with someone just as in need of love and affection as she is, a friendship most people would be jealous of, including myself.

American Stonehenge by Mike Goldstein | Book Review

American Stonehenge is the first book in the The Adventures of Jimmy and Andrew series by Mike Goldstein, who was kind enough to send me a copy of his novel in exchange for an honest review (thank you). The middle grade novel revolves around Jimmy, a kind-hearted nine-year-old boy who always wanted a dog, and Andrew, the apparently immortal dog Jimmy rescues from the pound.

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens | Book Review

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is a one of those books I can’t find enough superlatives to describe. However, I can doubtlessly say that it is one of the best books I have ever read. Hyped up books are either outstanding or utterly overrated, which is why I have the tendency to avoid them (and not only books, but everything that is popular). Needless to say, I had my doubts when picking up this novel.

The best books I’ve read this year (so far)

2022 hasn't been as productive as the last year in terms of reading, and that for multiple reasons, which include having to sacrifice my reading time for the sake of writing my dissertation and some personal issues. Regardless, while I haven't read that many books - which is fine - there have been a couple of memorable ones. More specifically, I picked three books I loved reading and will remember for a long time.