I recently finished reading Lean on Me and felt the need to put pen to paper (or rather fingers to keyboard.). Here is the blurb, my scattered thoughts follow. "When a flock of crows invades their shared apartment block, farmer-turned-debt collector Ludovic and fashion designer Aurore speak for the first time. With nothing but the … Continue reading Lean on Me, by Serge Joncour, translated by Jane Aitken and Louise Rogers Lalaurie
"Although it deals with difficult and sensitives topics, I laughed and had a very good time reading Concrete Rose"
Merci à l'éditeur et l'auteur pour l'exemplaire dédicacé! Ma chronique n'en a pas été influencée. 🇫🇷 Paris, 1939. Odile, la vingtaine toute fraîche, vient de décrocher le job de ses rêves à la l'American Library de Paris. Le paisible quotidien de cette amoureuse des livres vole pourtant en éclat lorsque les nazis envahissent puis occupent … Continue reading [Bilingual Review]Une soif de livres et de liberté / The Paris Library, by Janet Skeslien Charles
The publisher graciously sent me a copy of this novel. Here is my honest review. From the publisher : "When Harriet Stoker dies falling from a balcony in a long-abandoned building, she discovers a group of of ghosts, each with a special power. Felix, Kasper, Rima and Leah welcome Harriet into their world, eager to … Continue reading The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker, by Lauren James
I received a copy of I Am Change from the publisher, and here is my honest review. It has been a while since I posted a review on here. I am happy to come back to talk about such a great novel. I actually shared my thoughts on Instagram already, but I will try to … Continue reading I am Change, by Suzy Zail
I have finally come across a book I felt a urge to discuss. A masterpiece I needed to rave about at lengths.
So, I kinda fell in love with this book. After reading some other critics though, I started to wonder if I was being too generous... But let's dive in and examine it in greater detail. For those of you who are -- like I was until recently, late to the party; The Miniaturist takes place … Continue reading The Miniaturist, by Jessie Burton
Thanks to Bloomsbury Publishing for this review copy of City of Girls. Here is my honest review. The novel follows Vivian, a young American woman from a privileged background that is sent to live with her aunt in New-York after having been expelled from Vassar College, in the summer of 1940. Her aunt runs a … Continue reading City of Girls, by Elizabeth Gilbert
Many thanks to Elena over at Bloomsbury Publishing for sending an ARC of Joanne Ramos' debut novel my way! Jane is a young woman , immigrant, half-Filipina, half-American, and a single mother. She needs money. So when her old cousin Ate tells her about Golden Oaks Farm, she decides to seize the opportunity. At the … Continue reading The Farm, by Joanne Ramos
Thanks to Elena at Bloomsbury Publishing for providing me with an ARC of this novel to review! The Other Americans opens with Nora, a grieving daughter, recollecting the events of the day she learnt of her father’s death. In these few moving pages she tells of the absurdity of the news, the impossibility to believe … Continue reading The Other Americans, by Laila Lalami