Non-Fiction

Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir

Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir

Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir sounded like a book I would enjoy. This is not the first book I read by Weir. I’ve read Elizabeth of York: The First Tudor Queen a few months ago. I gave it 4 stars because Weir relied […]

The Plantagenets by Dan Jones

The Plantagenets by Dan Jones

The Plantagenets by Dan Jones – The Kings Who Made England. I saw it described as “a family portrait of the Plantagenet kings from Henry II to Richard II”, and that is very accurate. It is presented as a family story, making it easy to […]

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, written with the help of Christina Lamb. I was keen on reading about Malala and I did enjoy the book. That being said, I gave it 4 stars because I found it tiring how many times god was mentioned. […]

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness by Gillian Butler

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness by Gillian Butler

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness by Gillian Butler. It has the subtitle A self-help guide using cognitive behavioural techniques. This is an interesting book and is also very easy to follow. I thought the book has a more scientific approach. But, it is a self-help […]

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman. I’ve read a recommendation for this book and I was intrigued. I found it at the library and borrowed it. The Zookeeper’s Wife is the real story of Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski, written by Diane Ackerman, a […]

A History Of Scotland by Neil Oliver

A History Of Scotland by Neil Oliver

I saw A History Of Scotland by Neil Oliver in the library by chance and I had to borrow it. I didn’t know much about Scotland’s history and it seemed interesting. And, of course, I knew Neil Oliver from Coast. My first disappointment with the […]

Toxic parents by Susan Forward, Craig Faustus Buck

Toxic parents by Susan Forward, Craig Faustus Buck

Toxic parents by Susan Forward, Craig Faustus Buck. Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life. This is a book I would recommend to everybody. Even if you don’t have toxic parents, it is very likely that you are close to people that had, a […]

Walter Rothschild by Miriam Rothschild

Walter Rothschild by Miriam Rothschild

I saw the book Walter Rothschild by Miriam Rothschild – The Man, the Museum and the Menagerie. When I visited Waddesdon Manor a couple of months ago. I didn’t buy it then, but when I found it at the library, I though I should get […]

Hope in a Ballet Shoe by Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince

Hope in a Ballet Shoe by Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince

Hope in a Ballet Shoe by Michaela DePrince, Elaine DePrince. Orphaned by war, saved by ballet: an extraordinary true story. I’ve read the review of this book before borrowing it from the library and I’m glad I’ve discovered it. It is a lovely emotional story […]

God is not great by Christopher Hitchens

God is not great by Christopher Hitchens

God is not great by Christopher Hitchens. The book can be found with the subtitle The case against religion or How Religion Poisons Everything. This is the second book I read by Christopher Hitchens, the first one being The Missionary Position. Mother Theresa in theory […]

Chasing Black Gold by Robert Stone

Chasing Black Gold by Robert Stone

Chasing Black Gold by Robert Stone, with the subtitle: The Incredible True Story of a Fuel Smuggler in Africa. I was so excited to read this book. I’ve read recently a couple of books by Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at […]

Elizabeth: the forgotten years by John Guy

Elizabeth: the forgotten years by John Guy

I was intrigued by this book, Elizabeth: the forgotten years by John Guy. After reading (mainly novels, but quite accurate historical fiction books) about the first part of her reign, I wanted to know more about the forgotten years, as John Guy describes them. I […]

The Sect of Numbers: Pythagoras’ theorem by Claudi Alsina

The Sect of Numbers: Pythagoras’ theorem by Claudi Alsina

The Sect of Numbers: Pythagoras’ theorem is the 5th book in the series Our Mathematical World, by National Geographic. I’ve enjoyed this book a lot. Some of the books in the series might not be very entertaining, but this one was. Alsina integrated a few […]

Crown and Country by David Starkey

Crown and Country by David Starkey

Crown and Country by David Starkey is a history of the Kings and Queens of England. I’ve enjoyed this book a lot, hence giving it 5 stars. Each monarch is presented in a few pages, as one can imagine. Presenting over 1000 years of history […]

Tilting, A Memoir by Nicole Harkin

Tilting, A Memoir by Nicole Harkin

I’ve read Tilting, A Memoir by Nicole Harkin as part of a book blog tour*. The book is easy to read, very nicely written. I would gladly pick up another book by her. I liked and hated the story at the same time, can’t even […]

Formula One Years by Timothy Collings

Formula One Years by Timothy Collings

Formula One Years by Timothy Collings and Sarah Edworthy is not the first book on Formula One I read. It is though the first history book about F1. On a Sunday, I was having a bit of time off and I was watching TV, when […]