When all is said – Anne Griffin

A very special book. When All is said is one of those books that profoundly moves you until you have no choice but to become attached to the characters. Anne Griffin tells the story of an old man named Maurice, who raises a toast to the five people who meant the most to him throughout …

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All the light we cannot see – Anthony Doerr

All the light we cannot see tells the story of a blind French girl named Marie Laure and that of a German orphan boy named Werner during World War II. Marie Laure lives with her father near the Museum of Natural History in Paris where he works as the master of the locks. When she …

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The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell

Disappeared for a bit of time: I have been very busy setting up my bookstagram ( @wordssinmotion ). Summary : according to Gladwell, the "tipping point" is "that magical moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire." A fascinating book on the power of small actions to …

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Purple Hibiscus – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A dive into the cultural and political heritage of Nigeria, a striking realism emanating from the characters at all times, the depth of family bonds, this is what Purple Hibiscus is about in a nutshell. I had heard about this novel a few months ago on Anne Bogel's "What should I read next?" podcast but …

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Sally Rooney – Conversations with friends

Believing that this is a debut novel is almost impossible. This book was recommended to me by one of the bookish podcasts I usually listen to and I couldn't be happier to have read it. Sally Rooney's writing style instantly uncovers her undoubtable talent at combining beautifully crafted metaphors with the simplicity of adequate, necessary …

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Little fires everywhere – Celeste Ng

The best page-turner of the year! I remember seeing this book in every bookshop as a bestseller and my attention was immediately caught by the mysterious title and seemingly intriguing cover. The story unfolds in the family-friendly small city of Shaker Heights where artist Mia Warren and her daughter Pearl just settled in their new …

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