Category: Reviews


Book 11 – A debut Novel – The Old Drift by Namwali Serpell

Book Blurb: 1904. On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there is a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. In a smoky room at the hotel across the river, an Old Drifter named Percy...


Book 10 – A book featuring an extinct or imaginary creature – The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin

Nora did a hat trick with this series and won a Hugo award for each of the three books in 2016, 2017, and 2018.  Well deserved I tell ya. I’m also aware that I...


Book 9 – A book set in Scandinavia – Let the right one in by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Book Blurb: He is a twelve-year-old outsider; bullied at school, dreaming about his absentee father, bored with life on a dreary housing estate. One evening he meets a mysterious girl. As friendship blossoms between...


Book 8 – A reread of a favourite book – The lives and loves of a She Devil by Fay Weldon

Fay Weldon was, at the age of fifteen (ish – it may have been fourteen), my first introduction to feminist writing. I read many of her books in rapid succession at the time, starting with this...


Book 7 – A book by an author whose first and last names start with the same letter – Intruders by Mohale Mashigo

Book Blurb: Synonyms: Trespassers, interlopers, invaders, prowlers, infiltrators, encroachers, violators Orphans sisters chase monsters of urban legend in Bloemfontein. At a busy taxi rank, a woman kills a man with her shoe. A genomicist...


Book 6 – A book told from Multiple character POVs – The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

Another N.K Jemisin book because I seriously can’t get enough of this woman’s writing style. Book Blurb: The Seasons of endings grows darker as civilization fades into the long, cold night. Essun has found...

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