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The City of Brass – S.A. Chakraborty

Blurb:Nahri has never believed in magic. Certainly, she has power; on the streets of 18th century Cairo, she’s a con woman of unsurpassed talent. But she knows better than anyone that the trade she uses to get by—palm readings, zars, healings—are all tricks, sleights of hand, learned skills; a means to the delightful end of… Continue reading The City of Brass – S.A. Chakraborty

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The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

Blurb:This novel is narrated in the all-knowing, matter-of-fact voice of Death, who witnesses the story of the citizens of Molching.When nine-year-old Liesel arrives outside the boxlike house of her new foster parents at 33 Himmel Street, she refuses to get out of the car. Liesel has been separated from her parents, "Kommunists", forever, and at… Continue reading The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

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The Best We Could Do – Thi Bui

First read of 2021! Blurb:This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after… Continue reading The Best We Could Do – Thi Bui

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Ketchup Clouds – Annabel Pitcher – Bookrush 6

Blurb:Fifteen-year-old Zoe has a secret - a dark and terrible secret that she can't confess to anyone she knows. But then one day she hears of a criminal, Stuart Harris, locked up on death row in Texas. Like Zoe, Stuart is no stranger to secrets. Or lies. Or murder. Full of both heartache and humour,… Continue reading Ketchup Clouds – Annabel Pitcher – Bookrush 6

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Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Blurb: The limits of fifteen-year-old Kambili’s world are defined by the high walls of her family estate and the dictates of her fanatically religious father. Her life is regulated by schedules: prayer, sleep, study, prayer. When Nigeria is shaken by a military coup, Kambili’s father, involved mysteriously in the political crisis, sends her to live… Continue reading Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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#20BooksofSummer Reading Challenge

Ok, so I found out about 746 Books' 20 books of summer challenge and I so want to be apart of it. I have decided to go for the option of 10 books this summer and fingers crossed I will succeed! This challege runs from the 3rd of June until the 3rd of September! I… Continue reading #20BooksofSummer Reading Challenge

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The Last Letter From Your Lover – Jojo Moyes

https://www.instagram.com/p/BLVQduPD9uG/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Having read two of Moyes book previously to this one I knew that I would enjoy this one. The Last Letter From Your Lover was an easy read for me. Yes it was long but the words just ran into each other and 'Just one more paragraph' became 'One more page' and then of… Continue reading The Last Letter From Your Lover – Jojo Moyes

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Stoner – William Stoner

This was one of my favourite books of 2016. Stoner follows the life of a man called William Stoner. (I know it doesn't sound interesting but oh my gosh I've never realised how the mundaine life of one person can really affect me in such a profound way). Stoner begins his life on a farm… Continue reading Stoner – William Stoner

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The Summer Son – Craig Lancaster

The Summer Son  by Craig Lancaster is an extraordinary story of a man whos marriage and career are falling apart. One week he receives multiple phone calls from his estranged father. Each phone call consists of just a 'Hi, how are things going?' and last about 5 minutes each at most. Mitch, after discussing the phone calls… Continue reading The Summer Son – Craig Lancaster