• Beka Lamb // Zee Edgell
    EN,  Fiction

    Beka Lamb // Zee Edgell

    So far, my mission to read a book from every country in the world feels more like reading a book from every country in the Carribbean and then some other ones, too. This time, I landed in Belize, a small…

  • If Darkness Takes Us // Brenda Marie Smith
    EN,  Fiction

    If Darkness Takes Us // Brenda Marie Smith

    Bea Crenshaw is a grandmother, an environmentalist, almost 70 years old, and thrown into an apocalyptic scenario in which she has to take care of her four grandchildren. Luckily, Bea Crenshaw is also a prepper and has been setting up…

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    Book of the Month,  EN,  Lists

    September 2019: Book of the Month

    It’s the end of the year’s third quarter, and with autumn and winter cozy times will start soon! But first, let’s look back at September and what I read: The books Redemption in Indigo // Karen Lord Die Elster auf…

  • Redemption in Indigo // Karen Lord
    EN,  Fiction

    Redemption in Indigo // Karen Lord

    Barbados! Have you ever noticed how many Carribbean countries’ names start with one of the first letters of the alphabet? I have already been to Antigua and Barbuda and The Bahamas and now I am adding Barbados to my list.…

  • Book of the Month 1908
    Book of the Month,  EN

    August 2019: Book of the Month

    I must honestly say that August was a rather disappointing reading month – while, in some months, I have difficulties choosing just one book for my list, this month was close to having no book on the list. While I…

  • Lajja: Shame / Taslima Nasrin
    EN,  Fiction

    Lajja: Shame // Taslima Nasrin

    On my literary travels around the world, I’ve come to Bangladesh, which, after occupation by the British and later being part of Pakistan, has been an independent country since 1971. There are about 163 million people living in the country…

  • The Word is Murder // Anthony Horowitz
    EN,  Fiction

    The Word is Murder // Anthony Horowitz

    Diana Cowper plans her own funeral and is murdered a few hours later. Can this be a coincidence? Such is the premise of The Word is Murder, a murder mystery by Anthony Horowitz, starring an unlikeable ex-detective named Hawthorne and…

  • Titanlord // M.G. Darwish
    EN,  Fiction

    Titanlord // M.G. Darwish

    It was very difficult to find something to read for Bahrain – after hours searching the highs and lows of the internet for contemporary Bahraini literature, I settled for a book that I probably wouldn’t have picked up were it…

  • A Skinful of Shadows // Frances Hardinge
    EN,  Fiction

    A Skinful Of Shadows // Frances Hardinge

    A Skinful Of Shadows is the story of Makepeace, who lives with her mother at her aunt’s place in a Puritan congregation, without knowing who or where her father is. In her sleep, Makepeace is haunted by ghosts – to…

  • Life On A Rock // K.A. Albury
    EN,  Memoirs

    Life On A Rock // K.A. Albury

    I don’t watch a lot of TV, but one of my guilty pleasures (okay, I don’t really feel guilty) is Goodbye Deutschland, a reality show that follows German families who move abroad. These families usually move to some picturesque holiday…