Non-Fiction

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer is a fantastic book. I’ve enjoyed it as much as I’ve enjoyed the first book in the series, about time travelling to Medieval England. The way he presents the ideas is funny, but also easy […]

The Cut Out Girl by Bart van Es

The Cut Out Girl by Bart van Es

The Cut Out Girl by Bart van Es – A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found. It won The Costa Book of the Year 2018. In 2014, he began to look into his family’s wartime history, as he was aware that his grandparents […]

Erebus by Michael Palin

Erebus by Michael Palin

Erebus by Michael Palin – The Story of a Ship. It is a book about, in theory, a ship. In practice is a mix of details about the ship and its voyages and, also, descriptions of things that have nothing in common with the ship. […]

The Comet Sweeper by Claire Broke

The Comet Sweeper by Claire Broke

On my trip to London last month, I went to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich and there I’ve discovered The Comet Sweeper by Claire Broke in the gift shop. I bought the book, as I wanted to read more about Caroline Herschel. Funnily enough, three […]

Avignon to Croxteth by Maureen Lavelle

Avignon to Croxteth by Maureen Lavelle

With April approaching, I’ve read Avignon to Croxteth by Maureen Lavelle. I’m volunteering at Croxteth Hall, a lovely historic house in Liverpool. This book is about Raymond Lempereur, Chef to the last Earl of Sefton. He lived at Croxteth for many years and, when I […]

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang

Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang is the true story of three amazing women, the grandmother, mother, and daughter. I decided to choose history as a category for this book because despite it being personal, it shows a lot of the Chinese […]

Matilda by Tracy Borman

Matilda by Tracy Borman

Matilda by Tracy Borman – Wife of the Conqueror, First Queen of England. It’s not the first book I read by Tracy Borman and surely it will not be the last. Soon I’m getting another one of her books from the library, because I like […]

Queen Elizabeth II: Her Life in Our Times by Sarah Bradford

Queen Elizabeth II: Her Life in Our Times by Sarah Bradford

I did like the sound of the book Queen Elizabeth II: Her Life in Our Times by Sarah Bradford, and, luckily, I could borrow it from the library. I think the book was lovely, but I gave it only 3.5 stars because I wanted to […]

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton is a book I wanted to read after seeing her delivering the University of Oxford Romanes Lecture last year. As today is International Women’s Day I thought it will be appropriate to share my review of her book. The […]

Deliciously Ella: The Plant-Based Cookbook by Ella Mills

Deliciously Ella: The Plant-Based Cookbook by Ella Mills

Deliciously Ella: The Plant-Based Cookbook by Ella Mills (Woodward) is a cookbook with 100 plant-based recipes. The cookbook is not only about recipes, but she shares snippets of her life and how her company progressed. It was an interesting read. The story is interesting, but […]

1000 Years of Annoying the French by Stephen Clarke

1000 Years of Annoying the French by Stephen Clarke

“You should not judge a book by its cover” is well known, but what about a title? 1000 Years of Annoying the French by Stephen Clarke sounded too funny not to borrow it from the library. I loved this book! It’s hilarious. I’m going to […]

Hitchens vs. Blair – The Munk Debates

Hitchens vs. Blair – The Munk Debates

I’ve had in my to-read list Hitchens vs. Blair – The Munk Debates for a while and only recently I’ve borrowed it from the library. The Munk debates take place in Toronto and were established in 2008 by the late Peter Munk and his wife […]

Science in the Soul by Richard Dawkins

Science in the Soul by Richard Dawkins

I’ve started reading Science in the Soul by Richard Dawkins – Selected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist on my trip to London. I know the size of the book doesn’t make it exactly travel friendly, but by now I’m used to having a lot of […]

Lost and Founder by Rand Fishkin

Lost and Founder by Rand Fishkin

I discovered Lost and Founder by Rand Fishkin – The Mostly Awful, Sometimes Awesome Truth about Building a Tech Startup and I was very excited to read it. Fishkin the founder of Moz. If you don’t work in SEO or you are not a blogger, […]

On The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

On The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

On The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin. The original title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. I’ve decided to share the review of this book today because it […]

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari – A Brief History of Humankind. This is a remarkable book, I absolutely loved it. So much that while I was reading it, I stopped, went online and bought his next books, Homo Deus and 21 Lessons for the 21st […]