Book Review: “Circe” by Madeline Miller

Sometimes even amongst the Gods one feels an outcast. Circe was born a Goddess never to be one of them it seems, for what she lacked in titanic cruelty and supernatural powers she made up for in an empathy alien to her kind. Maybe she was just too human, she did sound like one after…

Book Review: “The Book Of Harlan” by Bernice L. McFadden

The book that taught me a truth that I suspected but never knew for sure. A time period that my mind is too young to fathom, because while growing up, war was a topic for the history books. Although nowadays, social media has made a willing or reluctant witness of every single individual owning a…

Book Review: “The Crown’s Game” by Evelyn Skye

Russian magic…Two words that probably don’t take centre stage together very often, it is however what first attracted me to this book. Unfortunately it did not quite live up to my expectations. I think it was a very ambitious novel with a lot of promise but it just failed take off. That said, it is…

Book Review: “The Next Together” by Lauren James

You tell me “Crimean War”, you tell me “Chemistry”, you tell me “Siege of Carlisle” and by now I  have already rolled my eyes 10 times and you have lost my attention. I will however award the respect that is due to those topics, because even if they may not be my cup of tea…

Book Review: “Under The Udala Trees” by Chinelo Okparanta

Seeing love through the eyes of a child. As I look back on this novel, the intensity of first love and its innocence is what comes through the most. At the tender age of 11, Ijeoma’s childhood is cut short. Soon abandonment becomes all but a too familiar constant in her life. Abandonment from Nigeria,…

LaChouett’s January wrap up!!

Hi everyone! And welcome to my first wrap up of the year. I like to think that I started 2016 with quite a selection actually. Most were YA reads, one of them a fantasy book. So, let’s start with my first read, “The Icarus Show” by debut author Sally Christie. Meeting Alex Meadows was like…

Book Review: ” Anna And The Swallow Man” by Gavriel Savit

I have just indulged in a feast of beautiful writing, but I am not quite full up. And maybe that is the point of this novel. Sadly, I find myself not entirely satisfied by this read. Something is missing. I am not sure if I can pin point what led to my current feelings but…

My first #2016classics challenge selections

Classics and I have never had the greatest relationship. Not sure whether my French mother tongue has anything to do with it, but reading classics and understanding them has been a struggle in the past. However, until recently I came across one that I not only understood and read in its entirety but I also…

The Daphne du Maurier blog tour: “Jamaica Inn” review

Hello Everyone, Welcome to my tour stop on the “Daphne Du Maurier blog tour”. I hope you’ll enjoy the review :). I must say that when it comes to classics, I do not have a huge repertoire of “read” books to my name. So when the opportunity to read one presented itself, I jumped on…