Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

How should I classify Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell? As a memoir or a history book? I’ve decided to add it to my memoirs category because it is very much about him and his experience. It’s also an important historical document, a first hand…

Epic Vegan by Dustin Harder

Epic Vegan by Dustin Harder

I am always interested in reading new recipes and Epic Vegan by Dustin Harder* sounded perfect, especially with its subtitle: Wild and Over-the-Top Plant-Based Recipes. How can I make a review of a cookbook better than trying one of the recipes to see how it…

Growing Herbs by Holly Farrell

Growing Herbs by Holly Farrell

Growing Herbs by Holly Farrell or The Kew Gardener’s Guide to Growing Herbs: The Art and Science to Grow Your Own Herbs* is a fascinating book on how to grow your own herbs. I am a beginner when it comes to gardening and I love…

Aesop’s Fables. Translation by Laura Gibbs

Aesop’s Fables. Translation by Laura Gibbs

Aesop’s Fables translated by Laura Gibbs contains 600 fables, aetiologies, paradoxes, insults, and jokes. First published in English by Caxton in 1484, Aesop is known even today and his fables are even more well known. This translation is the first to represent all the main…

The Heat of the Moment by Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

The Heat of the Moment by Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

I loved The Heat of the Moment by Sabrina Cohen-Hatton – Life and Death Decision-Making From a Firefighter. It was a bit hard to pinpoint where this book should be included, if in the Psychology section or memoirs. In the end I’ve decided to go…

Flight Risk by Stephanie Green

Flight Risk by Stephanie Green

I wanted to read Flight Risk by Stephanie Green for a while, but the libraries were closed and so I couldn’t borrow it. Luckily I did not buy it, because I would have been annoyed, considering the low rating I gave this book. The subtitle…

30 Seconds Climate by Joanna D Haigh

30 Seconds Climate by Joanna D Haigh

30 Seconds Climate by Joanna D Haigh* proved to be a fascinating book, like all the ones I read in this series. I was expecting to learn a few things, of course, but I was surprised by some of the details included, like who observed…

Nuts and Seeds by Patsy Westcott

Nuts and Seeds by Patsy Westcott

I’ve been interested in nutrition and read extensively on healthy and less healthy diets. So I was intrigued to read Nuts and Seeds by Patsy Westcott* as I am already sold on the idea of eating healthy and also on the importance of nuts and…

30 Second Literature by Ella Berthoud

30 Second Literature by Ella Berthoud

I was expecting to like 30 Second Literature by Ella Berthoud* but I had no idea that I will enjoy it so much. As all the books in the series (see towards the end of my post how many I read so far), in this…

30-Second Wine by Gerard Basset

30-Second Wine by Gerard Basset

I like red wine, it is my favourite alcoholic drink, but I can’t say I know a lot about it. So I was very curious to read 30-Second Wine by Gerard Basset*. It is part of a series I’ve read a few books from. This…

The Whisky Cubes Pack by Jim Murray

The Whisky Cubes Pack by Jim Murray

I love whisky and I wanted to know more, so I was delighted to receive The Whisky Cubes Pack*. The pack contains the book The Complete Guide to Whisky by Jim Murray and eight granite cubes for cooling the drinks without diluting them. I think…

30-Second Anatomy by Gabrielle Finn

30-Second Anatomy by Gabrielle Finn

30-Second Anatomy by Gabrielle Finn is another book in the 30-Second series I’ve enjoyed this year. It made me remember some of the things I learned while in high-school, and it also showed me how much I forgot from high-school at the same time. The…

Drug Wars by Neil Woods

Drug Wars by Neil Woods

I wanted to read this book, Drug Wars by Neil Woods and J S Rafaeli, for a while. I attended a lecture with Woods a couple of years ago, but I had no cash with me, so I couldn’t purchase the book after the lecture.…

Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management

Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management

I got Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management last year and now, as I was studying the period, I thought it would be a good time to read it. Well, this is a fascinating book, offering a really good insight into what the middle classes…

The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols

The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols

You might ask yourself why I’ve decided to read The Death of Expertise by Tom Nichols right now. Because it is a highly relevant book at this time. I was happy to see it available online, for a couple of months, on Bodleian, as the…

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates – How Empowering Women Changes the World was published last year. I borrowed it from the library, but kept postponing reading it. It is a good book, but it doesn’t deserve 5 stars, from my point of view,…