You know how sometimes you read a book and you just know that this book will forever hold a special place in your heart? It’s such a strong feeling that being the loners that we are we also vow to make everyone read it including our unborn children. And so this Tuesday we would like to share with you, a list of 10 books that we would definitely be making our kids read.
November is my FAVOURITE month! Every year, in November, a wonderful book fair is hosted at the Sharjah Expo Centre. An amazing opportunity for bookworms to meet up* and buy cheap books! This year was the 36th, a self-explanation of just HOW popular it is.
*But I hardly ever do meet ups because then everyone would know just how much of a child I look like and I have enough social anxiety as it is.
I have read very few Agatha Christie novels. This being the third one. So far, my rating of her novels has been ranging from 2-3 stars but this one was a 3.5.
In Endless Night we follow the character named Michael Rogers. In want of better life, he’s been doing odd jobs all his life. But an accidental meet-up with an heiress ends up changing his entire life around. He marries her and builds the perfect home for the two of them.
Unfortunately for him, the land his home is built on is cursed and it all goes downhill soon enough.
Before we begin my review, here’s a little something about the book:
Moments before the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., the seven Archangels remove powerful, ancient artefacts from the Jewish temple. These are given into the safekeeping of seven men. Throughout the ages, these men and their descendants become known as the Seven Sentinels.
I refuse to categorize this book as a young adult novel because:
a) The characters don’t sound like teenagers at ALL!
b) The book is pretty graphic in terms of sex and violence. Definitely, something I wouldn’t recommend to the younger audience (unless they can handle it).
In this book, we return to the cruel world of Lada, Radu and Mehmed. We start pretty much right after the events of Book one and I was surprised I remembered a majority of the things that had happened in it. In an effort to keep this book SPOILER FREE I’m going to just say that the plot was basically, travelling, alliances, war, lots of killing, character conflict and some sex.
If you’re like me a.k.a you’ve hardly read many Agatha Christie novels then it might come as a surprise to you that she used to write plays… and romance novels under a pseudonym, but I’m not interested in that.
Alibi was the first play to reach the stage. It was an adaptation of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd but it wasn’t written by her and she didn’t like it either. The first play that was written by her and staged was Black Coffee. She has a written a total of 19 plays, adding to her impressive list of 82 detective novels.
Retrograde’s blurb caught my attention quicker than cake and that’s saying something. It’s about a colony of humans from all walks of Earth settling on Mars for research. But how will things turn out when nuclear war devastates everyone back home?
I’m a huge fan of V.E.Schwab even though I’ve only read the first book of this series. The review of which you can find here. Nevertheless, this review is definitely SPOILER FREE!
Hello people! I come to you today, trying to make some sense of my ridiculously numbered (over 1100) TBR on Goodreads. God help me.
*sounds of perpetual screaming*
I know a lot of us have the problem of excessively adding to our TBR but believe me mine is worse. 1100(+) + the books I keep buying for some reason. And I hardly ever read physical books! (I read on eBook, maybe will do a post on that?) Yet, books are the only thing my mind justifies buying (with my money, other peoples money is for other trash). I’m not sure if my brain knows logic.
I read this book a while ago but considering how a movie will be based on it soon, I thought it was high time that I post my review on it.
“The murderer is with us – on the train now…”