Author name: Diamante Lavendar Name of the book: Breaking The Silence Genre of the book: Inspirational Fiction, Chick Lit, Memoir Book synopsis: Joan Eastman was born like any other girl. However, her existence would prove to be a life of great pain. Growing up, she was treated differently by family members, powerless to defend herself against… Read More Breaking the Silence – Book Review
A Raisin in the Sun By: Lorraine Hansberry Review of the 1994 Vintage Books Paperback Edition, with Introduction by Robert Nemiroff First Pub: 1959 Wow. Ok, so I have already read this play- hence the ‘re-read’ element of this review. Not every re-read warrants a brand new review, as often your opinion of a… Read More A Raisin in the Sun – Book Review
Title: Choose: Snakes or Ladders Author: Sally Forest Genre: Literary Fiction This rich, sensually-driven literary novel takes readers back to the 1950s, when women were just starting to enter the work-force alongside men on a more regular basis. The story follows Mitty Bedford, a typist who recently graduated with her certificate and has landed… Read More Editorial Review – Choose: Snakes or Ladders
Hagseed by Margaret Atwood Date Completed: 5/25/2017 Rating: 9/10 I jumped into this book knowing nothing about it, but that I had heard good things. I found that approach worked really well for me, so if you’d prefer, don’t read this, just know that you have my recommendation.
I review The Burning Girl by Claire Messud. Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey… Read More The Burning Girl – Book Review
Title: The Help Author: Kathryn Stockett Publisher: Penguin Books Set in the 60’s when civil unrest was at its height, Martin Luther King was making his famous speech, and black Americans began to make a stand, even at great personal risk. Jackson, Mississippi is a seat of KKK power, and working… Read More The Help – Book Review
Perfume, The Story of A Murderer by Patrick Süskind This books full title is Perfume, The Story of a Murderer which is a very accurate description. However, the title in itself is also ambiguous. How is something so inconspicuous as perfume associated with the violence of murder? The story straight away won me over because it is set… Read More Perfume, The Story of a Murderer – Book Review