Author of the Month

December 2020 – The Brontë Family

I'm doing things a bit differently this month…instead of just one author, I'm doing a whole family - The Brontë Sisters! The sisters are, from the eldest; Charlotte, Emily and Anne. All the sisters worked as a governess at some point in their lives, which served as inspiration for certain writing, themes and novels. Their… Continue reading December 2020 – The Brontë Family

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November 2020 – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.” Digital Image. CHIMAMANDA ADICHIE, Web. 1 Nov. I'm sure many of us only recognize the name Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie due to the 2014 Beyoncé song Flawless. I myself was guilty of this, I liked the song and all, very catchy but the hype about the song has faded (except to true Beyoncé… Continue reading November 2020 – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Author of the Month

October 2020 – James Patterson

About the Author Born James Brendan Patterson on March 22, 1947. He published his first novel in 1976 called The Thomas Berryman Number. The novels featuring his character Alex Cross, which has become one of his well-known character Patterson worked in advertising before leaving in 1996 to focus solely on writing. In 1997 Patterson married Sue Solie; the… Continue reading October 2020 – James Patterson

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September 2020 – Agatha Christie

About the Author Writer, Traveller, Playwright, Wife, Mother, Surfer In 1890, Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born into a wealthy upper-middle-class family in Torquay, Devon, and was largely home-schooled. According to Christie, Clara, her mother did not want her to read until she was 8 years old! Nevertheless, because of Christie's curiosity, she started reading by age… Continue reading September 2020 – Agatha Christie

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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

★★★★ This is the review given that was found on Goodreads: Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work. The tale of Dorian Gray’s moral disintegration caused a scandal when it first appeared in… Continue reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – The Thing Around Your Neck

★★★★★ So I finished this book in less than 2 weeks, I was so captivated (it's only 218 pages long though, should've finished it sooner. Fact remains that I was enthralled). From the author of Half of Yellow Sun and Americanah come twelve dazzling stories. Adichie turns a penetrating eye on the ties that bind… Continue reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – The Thing Around Your Neck

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Agatha Christie – Death on the Nile

"The tranquillity of a cruise along the Nile is shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway has been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful, a girl who had everything - until she lost her life. Hercule Poirot recalls an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: 'I'd like to put my dear… Continue reading Agatha Christie – Death on the Nile

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Robin Sloan – Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

"The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, but after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest.  The customers are few,… Continue reading Robin Sloan – Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore