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

Heir of Blood and Secrets by Linda Xia | Book Review

Linda Xia’s Heir of Blood and Secrets is a young adult mystery novel set in a rather dystopian world, one in which, as she clearly establishes from the first pages, the discrepancies between social classes and race are predominant. The book revolves around the story of Scylla, an heir having to prove herself when those … Continue reading Heir of Blood and Secrets by Linda Xia | Book Review

Incredible Adventures in the Jungle by Dinara Akbay | Book Review

Dinara Akbay gifted me her new adventure book, Incredible Adventures in the Jungle, in exchange for an honest review, for which I am beyond grateful. The story follows two boys who find themselves in a rather peculiar - yet not unknown - world where they need to rely on each other and those they are … Continue reading Incredible Adventures in the Jungle by Dinara Akbay | Book Review

Favourite Book of 2021: The Help by Kathryn Stockett | Book Review

The Help by Kathryn Stockett is by far the greatest book I read last year. In fact, I was so touched by it I decided to make it my dissertation’s topic, alongside Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, another favourite of mine. It is an unforgettable story told by three narrators, two of them with nearly … Continue reading Favourite Book of 2021: The Help by Kathryn Stockett | Book Review