Love letters to bookshops around the world

A special book full of bookworm love. This is a collection of love letters to bookshops around the world by many authors including Elif Shafak, Ali Smith, Ian Sinclair and Alaa Al Aswany.  The letters display such a sincere interest in books and the different aspects of a reading life: browsing a bookshop, selecting a …

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Everything you've ever wanted – Luiza Sauma

Science-Fiction pick of the day! Imagine that you had the opportunity to leave our technology-driven world for a more fulfilling life on another planet. This is the journey our main character Iris undertakes. Tired of the surface, shallow bonds she has, the hegemony of social media and all the screen-staring it entails, her boring job …

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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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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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