Book Review: Beloved by Toni Morrison

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, … More Book Review: Beloved by Toni Morrison

Mini Review: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: The Remains of the Day is a profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading, insular world postwar England. At the end of his three decades of service at Darlington Hall, Stevens embarks on a country drive, during which he looks back over his career to reassure … More Mini Review: The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

ARC Review: House of Names by Colm Toibin

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: (WARNING: SPOILERS FOR THE ENTIRE PLOT OF THE BOOK ARE IN THE SYNOPSIS) From the thrilling imagination of bestselling, award-winning Colm Tóibín comes a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra—spectacularly audacious, violent, vengeful, lustful, and instantly compelling—and her children.“I have been acquainted with the smell of death.” So begins Clytemnestra’s tale … More ARC Review: House of Names by Colm Toibin

ARC Review: The Famished Road by Ben Okri

Official Synopsis from Amazon: In the decade since it won the Booker Prize, Ben Okri’s Famished Road has become a classic. Like Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children or Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, it combines brilliant narrative technique with a fresh vision to create an essential work of world literature. The narrator, Azaro, … More ARC Review: The Famished Road by Ben Okri

Book Review: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Synopsis: Young Pip lives with his sister and her blacksmith husband Joe and one night helps an escaping convict. Later he meets the mysterious, wealthy Miss Havisham, and her ward, Estella. Pip falls instantly in love with Estella, and desires to become a gentleman instead of a blacksmith. Pip comes into money from an unknown … More Book Review: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Synopsis: In Nigeria, Ifemelu and Obinze meet and fall instantly in love. Ifemelu later goes to America for university, and Obinze, whose great dream has been to go to America, is unable to follow. In America, Ifemelu starts a blog about race, and the book begins with Ifemelu thinking about returning to Nigeria. Weaving back … More Book Review: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie