About me

Hi and Welcome to my blog, Coffee & Books.

I always loved reading and I love coffee, hence the name of the blog. My mother used to read a lot of books when I was a child and I saw how much enjoyment these books would bring her. The librarian I had at primary school was warm and gentle, and she too encouraged me to read. Going to the library as a small child and borrowing my first books was a memory I still treasure today. As life happened I started to read less, but from 2017 I started to borrow books from the library and rekindled by passion for reading books. I started this blog in 2018 and by now, October 2023, I have over 500 posts, the majority reviews with only a few exceptions. To make it easier, I have a lot of categories on my blog.

Me, reading a book

After a gap between my BA in Psychology I went back to study. I graduated with a BA in History from King’s College London. Now I am doing a Masters’ in History at Oxford University, studying Ukrainian history – Holodomor.

You can expect a lot of history books and historical fiction reviewed on the blog. Although you can find all kind of books on the blog, from Psychology to economics or science. I might share my thoughts on a cooking book as well, from time to time.

I hope you will find inspiration on my blog. I try to explain as good as I can why I give a rating, but remember that these ratings are subjective and highly influenced by the expectations I had even before opening the book.

Thank you for stopping by.