The sex lives of African American women by Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah

Today, we are talking about sex. Yes sex! It’s not often that a book comes around that is so boldly, unapologetically truthful. Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah has crafted a masterpiece with “Sex Lives of African American Women.” The stories within this collection are raw, real, and absolutely necessary. Sekyiamah doesn’t shy away from the tough truths […]

Literary Love Stories

Happy Valentine’s Day!  In keeping with today’s theme, I thought I’d talk about some of my favourite literary love stories and why I love them so much.  By literary love stories, I don’t just mean romance novels. But books where the romance and the couple stood out to me individually and together.  Here are 3 […]

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: 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: 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 […]

In the Mood for Romance? Here are Our Top Ten Picks.

What are your favourite reasons for reading romantic books? For us, it is the ability of these stories to bring tears to our eyes and broad smiles to our lips, ‘tears of joy’ as they call it. Romantic stories are optimistic, spirit-lifting, and tend to give you a sense of understanding love to a certain […]

5 Things binge readers can relate with!

Have you ever started reading a book and you got so immersed in its plot that you’d rather turn the next page than sleep? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. To binge-read is to become so engrossed in a book that you read it all in one sitting (Urban Dictionary). If you fall into the above […]

I NEED A BREAK PLEASE!

“You need to be doing fewer things for effect instead of doing more things with side effects” Gary Keller As a child growing up, I loved watching Peter Pan. I especially loved his adventures with Captain Hook. In comparison to him, however, I wanted to be a grown-up. Coming from a strict family, being grown-up […]

BOOKS AND ELOQUENCE: THE NEXUS

You can agree with me that books are expressions of experiences, a magical gift of sorts, permitting us to go to different places from the comfort of our couch. It opens up a whole new world to the reader acting as a medium to gain vast knowledge in various subjects in life. Do you also […]