Book Review: A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 385 pages

Published: June 12, 2018

Publisher: SJP for Hogarth

Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction Continue reading “Book Review: A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza”

Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

Format: Paperback

Pages: 383 pages

Published: May 9, 2017

Publisher: HarperCollins

Genre:  Fiction & Literature, Contemporary

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Still Me by Jojo Moyes Released Today

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It’s finally here!

Still Me, the sequel to the bestselling book Me Before You and After You is released today in bookstores!  Readers are reunited with Louisa Clark has she embarks on a new adventure in New York City. This time, we watch as Louisa tries to discover who she really is in this new environment.  Continue reading “Still Me by Jojo Moyes Released Today”

Book Review: Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes

Format: Paperback

Pages: 338 pages

Published: August 26, 2014

Publisher: Penguin Books

Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Romance Continue reading “Book Review: Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes”

Book Review: Still Me by Jojo Moyes

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Format: Hardcover

Pages: 400 pages

Published:  January 30, 2018

Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books

Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Romance

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3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge: Day 2

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Thank you My Tiny Obsessions for tagging in this challenge!

The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

Hopefully I didn’t make you cry today. This particular book can do that to you.

Nominations: 

AwayinNeverland

Analee @ Book Snacks

A Book and Tea

Weekly Tea Discussion: Adult Female Characters

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I started thinking about this when I read Kernel of Nonsense’s post ” ‘Perfect Heroes’ “. Although she mainly concentrates on female protagonists in YA literature, she questions why are female protagonists portrayed as insecure and awkward while the male characters are portrayed as “perfect”. And it gave me an idea on a different topic: the portrayal of female characters in adult fiction. There is always a discussion about young girls being portrayed in literature but never any real discussion about adult woman. Are there any adult female characters to look up to?

I know some of you are already go on the defense and believe that I’m forgetting the likes of Elizabeth Bennet or Jane Eyre and while they are terrific, I was more thinking of contemporary heroines. Adult female

Hermoine Granger (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2005)
Hermoine Granger (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 2005)

characters who are written in this century. When we’re asked about present day heroines who we admire, some immediately respond Katniss Everdeen and Hermoine Granger. These two great characters are great role models and should be just admired. However, what about the characters who are in their 20’s, 30’s, or 40’s? Where is their recognition when it comes to admiration?
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New book by Jojo Moyes coming this Autumn

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Exciting news! Jojo Moyes just announced that she will be releasing a new book this coming September, After You, the sequel to the bestseller Me Before YouContinue reading “New book by Jojo Moyes coming this Autumn”