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A Short History of Decay by Emil Cioran

A Short History of Decay by Emil Cioran

I picked A Short History of Decay by Emil Cioran from the library because I wanted to read something by Cioran. He was a Romanian philosopher and I’ve known about him since I was a teenager, but I haven’t read any of his books. He […]

Educated by Tara Westover

Educated by Tara Westover

Educated by Tara Westover won the Goodreads choice award last year and this is how I found out about this book. I’ve also read a short review for it on Kelly’s blog. I knew I will get annoyed with what is said in the book, […]

The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells

The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells

I was curious about The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells – Life After Warming. Global warming is something we should be dealing with, but we are not. There are plenty of warnings, from TV shows like Planet Earth or War on Plastic, to just listening […]

The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

I was intrigued by The Five by Hallie Rubenhold, a book that has the subtitle: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper. Before reading the book I didn’t know anything about them, not even their names. The only things all five […]

Tamed by Alice Roberts

Tamed by Alice Roberts

I bought Tamed by Alice Roberts – Ten Species That Changed Our World when I was in London for Darwin’s Day, back in February. It was a lovely evening where Richard Dawkins talked and, after that, my husband and I bought a few books, including […]

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama is a book everybody seems to talk about. I didn’t like at all the picture on the front cover. She seems more like a pop star than the former First Lady. Regardless, I was curious and so I reserved it at […]

The librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

The librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe

I wanted to read The librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe after I saw Dita at BBC Breakfast. The book is about her, a fourteen-year-old child that is living in the concentration camp at Auschwitz. She is designated as the secret librarian by Jewish leader […]

The Art of Statistics by David Spiegelhalter

The Art of Statistics by David Spiegelhalter

At University I had a fabulous professor of statistics, so that year it was one of the subjects I liked best. By chance I’ve seen a book about statistics, The Art of Statistics by David Spiegelhalter, that was published this year. Thus, I borrowed it […]

12 rules for life by Jordan Peterson

12 rules for life by Jordan Peterson

I wanted to read 12 rules for life by Jordan Peterson – An Antidote to Chaos after seeing Jordan Peterson in an old Munk Debate. He was arguing against political correctness. His side won with a gain of 6%, but, more than that, he was […]

Regency Novels by Mary Balogh

Regency Novels by Mary Balogh

Mary Balogh is my favourite regency novel author. So, I’m sharing today a round-up of the regency novels by Mary Balogh I’ve enjoyed last year and this year as well. Besides these books, I’ve also read the Bedwyn Saga, that boast 8 books. I’ve loved […]

The Future of Capitalism by Paul Collier

The Future of Capitalism by Paul Collier

I like Collier’s writing style and I’ve been reading a few books by him. The latest one being The Future of Capitalism by Paul Collier, with the subtitle Facing the New Anxieties, a book published last year. Sir Paul Collier is a world-renowned economist, professor […]

When a Duchess Says I Do by Grace Burrowes

When a Duchess Says I Do by Grace Burrowes

I’m looking for a new regency author. So, I borrowed When a Duchess Says I Do by Grace Burrowes to see if I’m going to like her style. I don’t and I’m not going to read another book by her. The book is described: “An […]

Books on Holocaust

Books on Holocaust

I’ve read quite a few books on Holocaust, so I’m making a round-up of them, with a few details about each one and links to the reviews. In this round-up I included all the books I’ve read on Holocaust and I will update this post […]

The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield

The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield

The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield is a true story, non-fiction book about a son and a father living in concentration camps during the Holocaust. I’ve been reading quite a few books about the Holocaust and this one is one […]

Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien

Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien

I finished Queen of the North by Anne O’Brien yesterday. It took much longer to read it than I initially would have thought. I read recently The Scandalous Duchess by her, in which she tells the story of John of Gaunt, father of Henry of […]

Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight by Elisabeth Hobbes

Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight by Elisabeth Hobbes

Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight by Elisabeth Hobbes is the second book in the Conquest of England series. In this book her characters have problems and issues and seem real. I like how she incorporated historical accuracy in the story. Like all her books, this […]