After me comes the flood by Sarah Perry

I first heard about Sarah Perry, because of her bestseller, The Essex Serpent, and the rave reviews it got in my Twitter-feed. So obviously, it became part of my to-be-bought-list (yes, I have one of those and it tallies at over 200 books at the moment, with more and more getting added almost every day – I might have a problem). Continue reading “After me comes the flood by Sarah Perry”

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult never shied away from controversial topics and her latest book is no exception. A Spark of Light could not have come out at a better time. Mass shootings are in the news constantly and abortion rights are talked about all the time as well.  Continue reading “A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult”

What We Owe by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde

Some books surprise you more than you ever thought they would. For me, What We Owe by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde was one of those books. I was really excited about reading it, as the blurb sounded really interesting. After I started reading, however, I got confused and a little irritated, I wasn’t so sure the book I was reading was the same book the blurb described. Continue reading “What We Owe by Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde”

#MeToo edited by Lori Perkins

Around this time last year The New York Times and The New Yorker published their investigations on the horrific accounts of sexual violence by film producer Harvey Weinstein. It opened up the conversation around sexual harassment and sexual assault not just in Hollywood and the film industry in general, but also in our society thanks to the #MeToo-movement. Continue reading “#MeToo edited by Lori Perkins”

Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

After finishing Dear Ijeawele –  A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions, there were two thoughts on my mind. One – how good was this book. And two – how come I have only heard of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie a short while ago?  Continue reading “Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”