Tag: review

  • Reviewed: Someone Knows my Name

    Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill My rating: 4 of 5 stars What an incredible read. This story is loosely based on facts about slavery in the 16th century and revolves around Aminata who is stolen from her village at the age of 11 and forced to travel months on foot to the ocean […]

  • Reviewed: Feeling Sorry for Celia

    Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty My rating: 5 of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book. I didn’t expect to love it this much but when I saw that it was written entirely through letters I had to give it a try. Feeling Sorry for Celia is the story of Elizabeth, Celia’s best […]

  • Reviewed: The Eyre Affair

    The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book was recommended to me by a friend. I was told that I didn’t need to have read Jane Eyre previously to understand the book but I’m really glad I read it first. As far as I’m concerned you definitely need to […]

  • Reviewed: Cleopatra: A Life

    Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff My rating: 2 of 5 stars This book was all kinds of disappointing. When I saw Stacy Schiff on The Jon Stewart Show discussing the book I was really excited to read it and requested it from my library straight away. Unfortunately, rather than getting a interesting book about […]

  • Reviewed: Bright Young Things

    Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was so excited to begin reading this book. It was a return to my guilty pleasure; YA fiction which was a nice change from all of the classics I’ve been reading. Unfortunately, Bright Young Things is written in the new YA style, […]