Books for the mind

Book reviews and some personal bits and bobs of writing



If I’m not sure of the genre of the book – or if it is not clear what it is by the time I read it, I tend to chose this category. Contemporary fiction is a genre that to me, deals with current-world ideas and is set in the modern worl setting; which frankly, is quite a lot of books now and hence, many fit.

Top Girls – Caryl Churchill

Another text taken from my reading list for this term - the rather feminist play Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, something that I would likely never stumble upon otherwise. But, I was not a fan. I usually don't mind reading... Continue Reading →


The Prisoner of Heaven – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

All books by Carlos Ruiz Zafón have a special place in my heart and I believe that I have in fact read every single one of them (no shame). So naturally, when I stumbled upon The Prisoner of Heaven I... Continue Reading →

How to Fall in Love – Cecelia Ahern

How to Fall in Love truly is a heart warming book by Cecelia Ahern (also the author of P.S. I Love You). The title gives off the feeling that it will be one of those advice books, which it quite... Continue Reading →

The Shock of the Fall – Nathan Filer

I have just finished a wonderful book by Nathan Filer – The Shock of the Fall. And I do have to agree, it really is a moving book. Primarily, it portrays the story of a teenage boy from his perspective,... Continue Reading →

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