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.
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.
Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman | Book Review
Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman has been on my to-read list for years, but after seeing the film I knew I needed some time to forget as many details as possible. Besides, the film was devastating itself, so I needn’t say that I wasn’t emotionally prepared to be ripped apart by the … Continue reading Call Me by Your Name by André Aciman | Book Review
The Stairwell by Michael Longley | Book Review
Michael Longley’s poetry collection is very varied and touches on a plethora of subjects, starting with war, history, grief and loss, but mostly nature and the speaker’s relationship with nature. The book was sent to me by Libris, for which I am thankful, and you can find it on Libris.ro. If anything, at points I … Continue reading The Stairwell by Michael Longley | Book Review
A One-Star Read: For When She’s Feeling Blue by Edgar Holmes | Book Review
One of my goals for this year in terms of reading is to read more poetry, hence why I picked up For When She’s Feeling Blue by Edgar Holmes, which you can find on libris.ro. Although I might come off as a grinch, I can’t help noting that this is the least enjoyable poetry collection … Continue reading A One-Star Read: For When She’s Feeling Blue by Edgar Holmes | Book Review