• Becoming // Michelle Obama
    EN,  Memoirs

    Becoming // Michelle Obama

    If you are at all interested in the literary world, it is nearly impossible to get around Michelle Obama’s (who, by the way, has two ivy league degrees) memoir Becoming. If, like me, you studied political science with a focus…

  • The Road of Lost Innocence // Somaly Mam
    EN,  Memoirs,  Non-Fiction

    The Road Of Lost Innocence // Somaly Mam

    Time to take off for my journey through the C-countries! We’re starting in Cambodia*, with a book that is subtitled The True Story Of A Cambodian Heroine. Ah, well. It turns out that there is quite some controversy about what…

  • Around the World,  EN,  Lists

    B-Countries… finished!

    I did not realise there were so many countries starting with the letter B, but I guess you never stop learning. I started reading in July 2019 with a book from The Bahamas (now, during corona lockdown, just writing about…

  • Written in Black // K.H. Lim
    EN,  Fiction

    Written in Black // K.H. Lim

    Brunei is a tiny country on the island of Borneo that I know basically nothing about. You can imagine my delight that it was quite easy to find a recently published book in English. My delight persisted as the book…

  • The Passengers // John Marrs
    EN,  Fiction

    The Passengers // John Marrs

    I’m disappointed. Seriously disappointed. Last year, I read The Good Samaritan by John Marrs and while it had some flaws (the second part was majorly dragging along at times), it was overall a good book with a thrilling and inventive…

  • Far and Beyon' // Unity Dow
    EN,  Fiction

    Far and Beyon’ // Unity Dow

    Mara’s two sons are dead – some believe from AIDS, but Mara is rather convinced that they died because someone is jinxing her. In turn, she turns to traditional rituals to protect her family. Her two remaining children, Mosa and…

  • The Ghosts of Heaven // Marcus Sedgwick
    EN,  Fiction

    The Ghosts of Heaven // Marcus Sedgwick

    I’ve been thinking for about a month how to review The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick because this book left me speechless, feeling inadequate to process what I just read. It’s all about spirals, and spirals are awesome, dude.…

  • The Testaments // Margaret Atwood
    EN,  Fiction

    The Testaments // Margaret Atwood

    Over my Christmas and New Year’s vacation, I watched all three seasons of The Handmaid’s Tale and my loving partner decided to support my new obsession by giving me The Testaments for Christmas. I read The Handmaid’s Tale a few…

  • The Wasp Factory // Iain Banks
    EN,  Fiction

    The Wasp Factory // Iain Banks

    Once upon a time, I read Iain Banks’ The Crow Road, and I still sometimes think about what a good book that was. Ever since then, I wanted to read another one of Banks’ books, and now I did. The…

  • The Circle of Karma // Kunzang Choden
    EN,  Fiction

    The Circle of Karma // Kunzang Choden

    The Circle of Karma was notoriously hard to find – I ordered the book about three months ago from my bookseller but have been getting regular emails since that delivery is delayed, and delayed, and … delayed. The library has…