Book Review: The time of my life by Cecilia Ahern

Lucy Silchester keeps receiving this strange appointment card and sweeping its gold embossed envelope under the rug. Literally, She busies herself with a job she doesn’t like, helping out friends, fixing her car, feeding her cat, and devoting her time to her family’s dramas, but Lucy is about to find out that this is one […]

Book Review: Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

One of the first books by a Nigerian author that I really connected with is Chimamanda’s purple hibiscus. This book felt so Nigerian and so real to me in a way that no other book did and the characters felt like people I could actually know and meet on any street. This book is visceral, […]

Book Review: The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

Synopsis “In the midst of war, he found love. In the midst of darkness, he found courage. In the midst of tragedy, he found hope.” This book is about Nuri, a beekeeper and his wife Afra an artist. They live a happy and simple life in the beautiful Syrian city of Aleppo, up until they […]

Book Review: My sister, the serial killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

This is one of the shortest books I have listened to on @audible, (4.5 hrs) so I was pretty much done with it in a day. It is written by Oyinkan Braithwaite @oyinbraithwaite and narrated by Weruche Opia @werucheopia. I felt @werucheopia narration captured Korede’s character really well. Korede is tired and bitter of her younger sister Ayoola, whose boyfriends somehow […]

Book Review: Seven Days of us by Francesca Hornak

It’s not every book that’s great on the first reading that can stand up to repeat visits. Good books not oSeven days of us by Francesca Hornak. An interesting read about an awkward and disconnected family coming together at Christmas time. Not so festive, but still entertaining. We rate this book ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Click here for […]

Book Review: The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

In the spirit of the holiday season, today’s recommendation is a fun and lighthearted read. I blew through this book in one sitting. •THE WEDDING DATE• by Jasmine Guillory Genre: Romance The wedding date is one of those super charming rom coms where you practically know what’s going to happen but you enjoy it anyway. […]

Book Review: The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

This is the second book by Awake Emezi we are reading this year! The first one if you remember was #freshwater which we loved! Listened to this book on @audible_uk and it was narrated by Iwuji Chukwudi and Yeti Badaki who in my opinion did and excellent job in bringing the characters to life! This book is for the faint […]

Book Review: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia

Silvia Moreno Garcia’s ‘Mexican Gothic’ is a Gothic horror for the ages. Blending many themes and rich characters to create this wild, interesting and unsettling read. The story centres around Noemi Taboada who attempts to rescue her beleaguered cousin from the domineering family she married into. We follow her into this world of creepy family […]

Book Review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Does the past have the ability to have a lasting influence on the way it shapes a person’s desires, decisions, expectations? Can you truly run from your past? This book follows the lives of two identical twin sisters, Stella and Desiree, who grow up in a small light-skinned obsessed town called Mallard. They run away […]