Books for the mind

Book reviews and some personal bits and bobs of writing


Young adult and Children

Less and less of these books make their way into my hands – but that likely comes with age. There also aren’t too many books now-a-days that I would find interesting from this category, many seem to deal with similar topics that really aren’t all too engaging. However, there are those that are gripping and urge you to finish it in only a few days.

I am the Messenger – Markus Zusak

I am the Messenger will probably not make it to my favorite books that I've read, but regardless of that it was an enjoyable novel. It starts quite abruptly, with a bank robbery, and thus follows the protagonist Ed Kennedy... Continue Reading →


The Watcher in the Shadows – Carlos Ruiz Zafón

I will never pass up an opportunity to read or buy a book by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, which is exactly how I came by The Watcher in the Shadows. Not going to lie, I have read this before but in... Continue Reading →

Will Grayson, Will Grayson – John Green & David Levithan

My first question once I discovered that the two characters in Will Grayson, Will Grayson lived with their single mothers was "they must have the same father" but whether this is explained, one had to discover themselves. I received the... Continue Reading →

Wonder – R.J. Palacio

I read Wonder quite a while ago, but I thought it was a good time to review it now. It really is however a very fascinating novel. It makes the readers realize different values that thy may have, especially regarding... Continue Reading →

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