• 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…

  • The Bonfire of the Vanities // Tom Wolfe
    EN,  Fiction

    The Bonfire of the Vanities // Tom Wolfe

    Sometimes, you finish a book and feel like you should read it again immediately to truly appreciate it. The Bonfire of the Vanities was such a book for me. Getting through the first third of The Bonfire of the Vanities…

  • 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…