Daisy Jones & The Six

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Genre: Historical Fiction, Music

Format: Paperback

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

“I used to think soul mates were two of the same. I used to think I was supposed to look for somebody that was like me. I don’t believe in soul mates anymore and I’m not looking for anything. But if I did believe in them, I’d believe your soul mate was somebody who had all the things you didn’t, that needed all the things you had. Not somebody who’s suffering from the same stuff you are.”Read More »

Tess of the Road

Author: Rachel Hartman

Genre: Fantasy Fiction, YA (not really since Tess goes through a lot of adult hardships)

Format: Paperback

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐*(3.75*)

 

Synopsis

The story follows Tess Dombegh as she journeys through the Road of self discovery and acknowledge a past so painful and tragic that it ultimately becomes her stepping stone to transform into a stronger person.Read More »

The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive #1)

 

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Author: Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Epic Fantasy, Magic, Adult, Politics

Format: Paperback

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Synopsis

This story is set in the world of Roshar overwhelmed by its bleak history, outlandish geography, and a plague of an endless war, three main characters are confronted with challenging journeys ahead. Kaladin a former medical apprentice who has sold his career for the sword, Dalinar, Prince of Alethkar, who questions his countrymen’s thirst for war and Shallan who seeks to become a scholar under the mentorship of Dalinar’s niece Jasnah. Each of their trials leads to questions of the past and the truth about Knights Radiant’s abandonment.Read More »

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Psychological Fiction, LGBT literature

Format: Paperback

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

The story centres around two characters: Monique Grant and Evelyn Hugo, who couldn’t be further apart in personalities and line of work, as the former is a journalist and the latter a Hollywood icon. Life unexpectedly takes a turn out of the ordinary for Monique who is personally requested for an interview by none other than Evelyn Hugo herself.Read More »

The Hero of Ages (Mistborn Trilogy)

Author: Brandon Sanderson

Genre: Epic Fantasy, Magic, Adult, Politics

Format: Hardback

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Synopsis

Our story continues as an evil spirit has been let loose across the Final Empire. Time has passed since the unforgettable incident at the Well of Ascension. Ashes have started to increasingly fall and agriculture has been dangerously impacted causing starvation. Vin and Elend seek storage caches throughout the empire while coming to terms with the fact that the end of life as they know it is near. Read More »

The Place on Dalhousie

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Author: Melina Marchetta

Genre: Domestic Fiction

Format: Paperback

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Synopsis

Our main characters Rosie and Jimmy are brought together by fate through similar circumstances and somehow click romantically for a couple of weeks until they had to part ways. A year later Rosie finds herself with more responsibilities and Jimmy re-enters her life. Read More »

Men without Women

Author: Haruki Murakami

Genre: Fiction, Short story collection

Format: Paperback

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

This is a collection of seven short stories, each portraying the harsh loneliness faced by men who have lost or held onto women they loved.

This was my first experience reading a Murakami book but not my first exposure as I discovered his popularity when I watched the movie adaptation of Norwegian Wood.

I really enjoyed the stories but there were times the characters didn’t feel interesting enough and I expected the story to drag until Murakami started fleshing out their characterisation through past events and beautiful philosophical writing.