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The acclaimed, bestselling author - winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize - tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families' lives. One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly - thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them. When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another. Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories. It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together. #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #book-nerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bookshop #bookstore #annpatchett #commonwealth

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The acclaimed, bestselling author - winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize - tells the enthralling story of how an unexpected romantic encounter irrevocably changes two families' lives. One Sunday afternoon in Southern California, Bert Cousins shows up at Franny Keating's christening party uninvited. Before evening falls, he has kissed Franny's mother, Beverly - thus setting in motion the dissolution of their marriages and the joining of two families. Spanning five decades, Commonwealth explores how this chance encounter reverberates through the lives of the four parents and six children involved. Spending summers together in Virginia, the Keating and Cousins children forge a lasting bond that is based on a shared disillusionment with their parents and the strange and genuine affection that grows up between them. When, in her twenties, Franny begins an affair with the legendary author Leon Posen and tells him about her family, the story of her siblings is no longer hers to control. Their childhood becomes the basis for his wildly successful book, ultimately forcing them to come to terms with their losses, their guilt, and the deeply loyal connection they feel for one another. Told with equal measures of humor and heartbreak, Commonwealth is a meditation on inspiration, interpretation, and the ownership of stories. It is a brilliant and tender tale of the far-reaching ties of love and responsibility that bind us together. #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #book-nerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bookshop #bookstore #annpatchett #commonwealth

Oooh I’m loving this modern retake of my absolute favourite #prideandprejudice by #janeausten. Has anyone else read it??!!! @shillitogill this is the one I was telling you about! “This version of the Bennet family and Mr. Darcy is one that you have and haven't met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray. Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master's degree and barely leaves her room, except for those mysterious Tuesday-night outings she won't discuss. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane's fortieth birthday fast approaches. Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible. At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip's friend, neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy, reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming. . . . And yet, first impressions can be deceiving.” #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #book-nerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bookshop #bookstore #eligible #curtissittenfeld

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Oooh I’m loving this modern retake of my absolute favourite #prideandprejudice by #janeausten. Has anyone else read it??!!! @shillitogill this is the one I was telling you about! “This version of the Bennet family and Mr. Darcy is one that you have and haven't met before: Liz is a magazine writer in her late thirties who, like her yoga instructor older sister, Jane, lives in New York City. When their father has a health scare, they return to their childhood home in Cincinnati to help and discover that the sprawling Tudor they grew up in is crumbling and the family is in disarray. Youngest sisters Kitty and Lydia are too busy with their CrossFit workouts and Paleo diets to get jobs. Mary, the middle sister, is earning her third online master's degree and barely leaves her room, except for those mysterious Tuesday-night outings she won't discuss. And Mrs. Bennet has one thing on her mind: how to marry off her daughters, especially as Jane's fortieth birthday fast approaches. Enter Chip Bingley, a handsome new-in-town doctor who recently appeared on the juggernaut reality TV dating show Eligible. At a Fourth of July barbecue, Chip takes an immediate interest in Jane, but Chip's friend, neurosurgeon Fitzwilliam Darcy, reveals himself to Liz to be much less charming. . . . And yet, first impressions can be deceiving.” #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #book-nerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bookshop #bookstore #eligible #curtissittenfeld

The old Victorian pier was once a thing of beauty. It's also where twenty-one-year-old Sophie Collier vanished eighteen years ago.
Francesca has spent the last twenty years haunted by the disappearance of her best friend. But when she receives a phone call from Sophie's brother saying that a body has been found, she knows she can't keep hiding from what happened. With her own secrets to keep, Francesca doesn't relish the idea of digging up the past or returning to Oldcliffe. But it is time to go back to where she grew up, and it looks like she isn't the only one there hiding truths. #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #booknerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bookshop #bookstore #localgirlmissing #clairedouglas

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The old Victorian pier was once a thing of beauty. It's also where twenty-one-year-old Sophie Collier vanished eighteen years ago. Francesca has spent the last twenty years haunted by the disappearance of her best friend. But when she receives a phone call from Sophie's brother saying that a body has been found, she knows she can't keep hiding from what happened. With her own secrets to keep, Francesca doesn't relish the idea of digging up the past or returning to Oldcliffe. But it is time to go back to where she grew up, and it looks like she isn't the only one there hiding truths. #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #booknerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bookshop #bookstore #localgirlmissing #clairedouglas

This next book was kindly leant to me by the very fabulous @madame_malapropism and was written by her lovely friend @sarah.naughton. Sarah actually came into my school to talk to the children about her writing during Book Week in March; she was wonderful! Can’t wait to get stuck in! “Once upon a time, there was a little girl who believed in fairytales. Now she is out to get your happy ending. One day changes Jody's life forever.
She has shut herself down, haunted by her memories and unable to trust anyone. But then she meets Abe, the perfect stranger next door and suddenly life seems full of possibility and hope...One day changes Mags' life forever.
After years of estrangement from her family, Mags receives a shocking phone call. Her brother Abe is in hospital and no-one knows what happened to him. She meets his fiancee Jody, and gradually pieces together the ruins of the life she left behind. But the pieces don't quite seem to fit...” #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #booknerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bookshop #bookstore #tattletale #sarahjnaughton

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This next book was kindly leant to me by the very fabulous @madame_malapropism and was written by her lovely friend @sarah.naughton. Sarah actually came into my school to talk to the children about her writing during Book Week in March; she was wonderful! Can’t wait to get stuck in! “Once upon a time, there was a little girl who believed in fairytales. Now she is out to get your happy ending. One day changes Jody's life forever. She has shut herself down, haunted by her memories and unable to trust anyone. But then she meets Abe, the perfect stranger next door and suddenly life seems full of possibility and hope...One day changes Mags' life forever. After years of estrangement from her family, Mags receives a shocking phone call. Her brother Abe is in hospital and no-one knows what happened to him. She meets his fiancee Jody, and gradually pieces together the ruins of the life she left behind. But the pieces don't quite seem to fit...” #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #booknerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bookshop #bookstore #tattletale #sarahjnaughton

In her second novel written in English, Elif Shafak confronts her country’s violent past in a vivid and colorful tale set in both Turkey and the United States. At its center is the “bastard” of the title, Asya, a nineteen-year-old woman who loves Johnny Cash and the French Existentialists, and the four sisters of the Kazanci family who all live together in an extended household in Istanbul: Zehila, the zestful, headstrong youngest sister who runs a tattoo parlor and is Asya’s mother; Banu, who has newly discovered herself as a clairvoyant; Cevriye, a widowed high school teacher; and Feride, a hypochondriac obsessed with impending disaster. Their one estranged brother lives in Arizona with his wife and her Armenian daughter, Armanoush. When Armanoush secretly flies to Istanbul in search of her identity, she finds the Kazanci sisters and becomes fast friends with Asya. A secret is uncovered that links the two families and ties them to the 1915 Armenian deportations and massacres. Full of vigorous, unforgettable female characters, The Bastard of Istanbul is a bold, powerful tale that will confirm Shafa as a rising star of international fiction. #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #booknerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bookshop #bookstore #thebastardofistanbul #elifshafak

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In her second novel written in English, Elif Shafak confronts her country’s violent past in a vivid and colorful tale set in both Turkey and the United States. At its center is the “bastard” of the title, Asya, a nineteen-year-old woman who loves Johnny Cash and the French Existentialists, and the four sisters of the Kazanci family who all live together in an extended household in Istanbul: Zehila, the zestful, headstrong youngest sister who runs a tattoo parlor and is Asya’s mother; Banu, who has newly discovered herself as a clairvoyant; Cevriye, a widowed high school teacher; and Feride, a hypochondriac obsessed with impending disaster. Their one estranged brother lives in Arizona with his wife and her Armenian daughter, Armanoush. When Armanoush secretly flies to Istanbul in search of her identity, she finds the Kazanci sisters and becomes fast friends with Asya. A secret is uncovered that links the two families and ties them to the 1915 Armenian deportations and massacres. Full of vigorous, unforgettable female characters, The Bastard of Istanbul is a bold, powerful tale that will confirm Shafa as a rising star of international fiction. #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #booknerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bookshop #bookstore #thebastardofistanbul #elifshafak

“I haven’t killed anyone for three years and I thought that when it happened again I’d feel bad. Like an alcoholic taking a sip of whisky. But no. Nothing. I had a blissful night’s sleep. Didn’t wake up at all. And for once, no bad dream either. This morning I feel balanced. Almost sane, for once.” Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog…but she’s got a killer secret. Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon’s life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend’s plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list.A kill list. From the man on the Lidl checkout who always mishandles her apples, to the driver who cuts her off on her way to work, to the people who have got it coming, Rhiannon’s ready to get her revenge. Because the girl everyone overlooks might be able to get away with murder… #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #book-nerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bookshop #bookstore #sweetpea #cjskuse

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“I haven’t killed anyone for three years and I thought that when it happened again I’d feel bad. Like an alcoholic taking a sip of whisky. But no. Nothing. I had a blissful night’s sleep. Didn’t wake up at all. And for once, no bad dream either. This morning I feel balanced. Almost sane, for once.” Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog…but she’s got a killer secret. Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon’s life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend’s plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list.A kill list. From the man on the Lidl checkout who always mishandles her apples, to the driver who cuts her off on her way to work, to the people who have got it coming, Rhiannon’s ready to get her revenge. Because the girl everyone overlooks might be able to get away with murder… #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #book-nerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bookshop #bookstore #sweetpea #cjskuse

Libby Hall never really wanted to be noticed. But after she saves the children in her care from a fire, she finds herself headline news. And horrified by the attention. It all reminds her of what happened nine years ago. The last time she saw her best friend alive. Which is why the house swap is such a godsend. Libby and her husband Jamie exchange their flat in Bath for a beautiful, secluded house in Cornwall. It's a chance to heal their marriage - to stop its secrets tearing them apart. But this stylish Cornish home isn't the getaway they'd hoped for. They make odd, even disturbing, discoveries in the house. It's so isolated-yet Libby doesn't feel entirely alone. As if she's being watched. Is Libby being paranoid? What is her husband hiding? And. As the secrets and lies come tumbling out, is the past about to catch up with them? #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #book-nerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bookshop #bookstore #lastseenalive #clairedouglas

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Libby Hall never really wanted to be noticed. But after she saves the children in her care from a fire, she finds herself headline news. And horrified by the attention. It all reminds her of what happened nine years ago. The last time she saw her best friend alive. Which is why the house swap is such a godsend. Libby and her husband Jamie exchange their flat in Bath for a beautiful, secluded house in Cornwall. It's a chance to heal their marriage - to stop its secrets tearing them apart. But this stylish Cornish home isn't the getaway they'd hoped for. They make odd, even disturbing, discoveries in the house. It's so isolated-yet Libby doesn't feel entirely alone. As if she's being watched. Is Libby being paranoid? What is her husband hiding? And. As the secrets and lies come tumbling out, is the past about to catch up with them? #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #book-nerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bookshop #bookstore #lastseenalive #clairedouglas

Loved this book! “Three Daughters of Eve”is set over an evening in contemporary Istanbul, as Peri arrives at the party and navigates the tensions that simmer in this crossroads country between East and West, religious and secular, rich and poor. Over the course of the dinner, and amidst an opulence that is surely ill-begotten, terrorist attacks occur across the city. Competing in Peri's mind however are the memories invoked by her almost-lost polaroid, of the time years earlier when she was sent abroad for the first time, to attend Oxford University. As a young woman there, she had become friends with the charming, adventurous Shirin, a fully assimilated Iranian girl, and Mona, a devout Egyptian-American. Their arguments about Islam and feminism find focus in the charismatic but controversial Professor Azur, who teaches divinity, but in unorthodox ways. As the terrorist attacks come ever closer, Peri is moved to recall the scandal that tore them all apart.
Elif Shafak is the number one bestselling novelist in her native Turkey, and her work is translated and celebrated around the world. In “Three Daughters of Eve”, she has given us a rich and moving story that personalises one of the most profound sea changes of the modern world. #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #bookish #bookaholic #bookworm #booknerd #bookme #bookshelf #bookaddict #bookstagrammer #booklover #booklover #booklife #booklove #booklist #ilovebooks #ilovereading #recommendedbooks #reading #readmorebooks #readmorestressless #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bibliophiles #instareads #readersofig #readersofinstagram #threedaughtersofeve #elifshafak

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Loved this book! “Three Daughters of Eve”is set over an evening in contemporary Istanbul, as Peri arrives at the party and navigates the tensions that simmer in this crossroads country between East and West, religious and secular, rich and poor. Over the course of the dinner, and amidst an opulence that is surely ill-begotten, terrorist attacks occur across the city. Competing in Peri's mind however are the memories invoked by her almost-lost polaroid, of the time years earlier when she was sent abroad for the first time, to attend Oxford University. As a young woman there, she had become friends with the charming, adventurous Shirin, a fully assimilated Iranian girl, and Mona, a devout Egyptian-American. Their arguments about Islam and feminism find focus in the charismatic but controversial Professor Azur, who teaches divinity, but in unorthodox ways. As the terrorist attacks come ever closer, Peri is moved to recall the scandal that tore them all apart. Elif Shafak is the number one bestselling novelist in her native Turkey, and her work is translated and celebrated around the world. In “Three Daughters of Eve”, she has given us a rich and moving story that personalises one of the most profound sea changes of the modern world. #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #bookish #bookaholic #bookworm #booknerd #bookme #bookshelf #bookaddict #bookstagrammer #booklover #booklover #booklife #booklove #booklist #ilovebooks #ilovereading #recommendedbooks #reading #readmorebooks #readmorestressless #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bibliophiles #instareads #readersofig #readersofinstagram #threedaughtersofeve #elifshafak

All Tom's friends really are superheroes.
There's the Ear, the Spooner, the Impossible Man. Tom even married a superhero, the Perfectionist. But at their wedding, the Perfectionist was hypnotized (by ex-boyfriend Hypno, of course) to believe that Tom is invisible. Nothing he does can make her see him. Six months later, she's sure that Tom has abandoned her.
So she's moving to Vancouver. She'll use her superpower to make Vancouver perfect and leave all the heartbreak in Toronto. With no idea Tom's beside her, she boards an airplane in Toronto. Tom has until the wheels touch the ground in Vancouver to convince her he's visible, or he loses her forever. “Buy it, borrow it, steal it but just make sure you read it.” SCOTT PACK #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #bookish #bookaholic #bookworm #booknerd #bookme #bookshelf #bookaddict #bookstagrammer #booklover #booklover #booklife #booklove #booklist #ilovebooks #ilovereading #recommendedbooks #reading #readmorebooks #readmorestressless #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bibliophiles #instareads #readersofig #readersofinstagram #allmyfriendsaresuperheroes #andrewkaufman

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All Tom's friends really are superheroes. There's the Ear, the Spooner, the Impossible Man. Tom even married a superhero, the Perfectionist. But at their wedding, the Perfectionist was hypnotized (by ex-boyfriend Hypno, of course) to believe that Tom is invisible. Nothing he does can make her see him. Six months later, she's sure that Tom has abandoned her. So she's moving to Vancouver. She'll use her superpower to make Vancouver perfect and leave all the heartbreak in Toronto. With no idea Tom's beside her, she boards an airplane in Toronto. Tom has until the wheels touch the ground in Vancouver to convince her he's visible, or he loses her forever. “Buy it, borrow it, steal it but just make sure you read it.” SCOTT PACK #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bookstagram #instabooks #bookish #bookaholic #bookworm #booknerd #bookme #bookshelf #bookaddict #bookstagrammer #booklover #booklover #booklife #booklove #booklist #ilovebooks #ilovereading #recommendedbooks #reading #readmorebooks #readmorestressless #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bibliophiles #instareads #readersofig #readersofinstagram #allmyfriendsaresuperheroes #andrewkaufman

OH MY GOODNESS ME! WHAT AM I GOING TO DO NOW I HAVE FINISHED THIS?! One of, if not my very favourite book of this year - and for a long time. INCREDIBLE - READ IT NOW! A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel. Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for its monumental portrait of the forces that shape families and nations, Homegoing heralds the arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. Generation after generation, Yaa Gyasi's magisterial first novel sets the fate of the individual against the obliterating movements of time, delivering unforgettable characters whose lives were shaped by historical forces beyond their control. Homegoing is a tremendous reading experience, not to be missed, by an astonishingly gifted young writer. bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #booknerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bookshop #bookstore #homegoing #yaagyasi #yaagyasihomegoing

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OH MY GOODNESS ME! WHAT AM I GOING TO DO NOW I HAVE FINISHED THIS?! One of, if not my very favourite book of this year - and for a long time. INCREDIBLE - READ IT NOW! A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel. Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for its monumental portrait of the forces that shape families and nations, Homegoing heralds the arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. Generation after generation, Yaa Gyasi's magisterial first novel sets the fate of the individual against the obliterating movements of time, delivering unforgettable characters whose lives were shaped by historical forces beyond their control. Homegoing is a tremendous reading experience, not to be missed, by an astonishingly gifted young writer. bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #booknerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bookshop #bookstore #homegoing #yaagyasi #yaagyasihomegoing

Finally getting round to this beauty- has anyone else read it??! ✨✨✨I am going to be perhaps controversial and say this was not one of my favourite reads as I felt some parts were incredibly laboured and just didn't hold my attention...there were definitely moving and beautiful parts but it was just too heavy going for me. Goodreads says this- “A stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. 
From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation.
Doerr's gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is his most ambitious and dazzling work." #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #booknerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bookshop #bookstore #allthelightwecannotsee #anthonydoerr #newyorktimesbestseller #pulitzerprizewinner #bookish

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Finally getting round to this beauty- has anyone else read it??! ✨✨✨I am going to be perhaps controversial and say this was not one of my favourite reads as I felt some parts were incredibly laboured and just didn't hold my attention...there were definitely moving and beautiful parts but it was just too heavy going for me. Goodreads says this- “A stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation. Doerr's gorgeous combination of soaring imagination with observation is electric. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Ten years in the writing, All the Light We Cannot See is his most ambitious and dazzling work." #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #booknerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bookshop #bookstore #allthelightwecannotsee #anthonydoerr #newyorktimesbestseller #pulitzerprizewinner #bookish

I used to live in Tokyo from 2005-2008 and ever since then I have always been obsessed with reading Japanese literature...does anyone else love reading Japanese novels? ✨✨✨update: “Read this in one sitting. It's a very quick read with a pacing and construction very much of its own, best experienced without any breaks.

What is this book about? Fear. Mostly fear, and how people respond to it. There is a big amount of atmosphere setting as well, which is done brilliantly through the vivid descriptions of Tokyo's red-light districts and its dwellers, as well as through poignant remarks on society, American and Japanese alike.”✨✨✨
#bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #booknerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #inthemisosoup #ryumurakami #japaneseliterature #japanophile

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I used to live in Tokyo from 2005-2008 and ever since then I have always been obsessed with reading Japanese literature...does anyone else love reading Japanese novels? ✨✨✨update: “Read this in one sitting. It's a very quick read with a pacing and construction very much of its own, best experienced without any breaks. What is this book about? Fear. Mostly fear, and how people respond to it. There is a big amount of atmosphere setting as well, which is done brilliantly through the vivid descriptions of Tokyo's red-light districts and its dwellers, as well as through poignant remarks on society, American and Japanese alike.”✨✨✨ #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #booknerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #inthemisosoup #ryumurakami #japaneseliterature #japanophile

Another one just In time for Halloween...”A very young woman's first job: governess for two weirdly beautiful, strangely distant, oddly silent children, Miles and Flora, at a forlorn estate...An estate haunted by a beckoning evil.

Half-seen figures who glare from dark towers and dusty windows- silent, foul phantoms who, day by day, night by night, come closer, ever closer. With growing horror, the helpless governess realizes the fiendish creatures want the children, seeking to corrupt their bodies, possess their minds, own their souls... But worse-much worse- the governess discovers that Miles and Flora have no terror of the lurking evil.

For they want the walking dead as badly as the dead want them.”
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Another one just In time for Halloween...”A very young woman's first job: governess for two weirdly beautiful, strangely distant, oddly silent children, Miles and Flora, at a forlorn estate...An estate haunted by a beckoning evil. Half-seen figures who glare from dark towers and dusty windows- silent, foul phantoms who, day by day, night by night, come closer, ever closer. With growing horror, the helpless governess realizes the fiendish creatures want the children, seeking to corrupt their bodies, possess their minds, own their souls... But worse-much worse- the governess discovers that Miles and Flora have no terror of the lurking evil. For they want the walking dead as badly as the dead want them.” 🎃 #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #booknerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #henryjames #theturnofthescrew #classicliterature #penguinclassic

Just In time for Halloween... “What real reader does not yearn, somewhere in the recesses of his or her heart, for a really literate, first-class thriller--one that chills the body, but warms the soul with plot, perception, and language at once astute and vivid? In other words, a ghost story written by Jane Austen?

Alas, we cannot give you Austen, but Susan Hill's remarkable Woman In Black comes as close as our era can provide. Set on the obligatory English moor, on an isolated causeway, the story has as its hero Arthur Kipps, an up-and-coming young solicitor who has come north from London to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. The routine formalities he anticipates give way to a tumble of events and secrets more sinister and terrifying than any nightmare: the rocking chair in the deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child's scream in the fog, and most dreadfully--and for Kipps most tragically--The Woman In Black.

The Woman In Black is both a brilliant exercise in atmosphere and controlled horror and a delicious spine-tingler--proof positive that this neglected genre, the ghost story, isn't dead after all. “🎃 #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #booknerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #thewomaninblack #susanhill

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Just In time for Halloween... “What real reader does not yearn, somewhere in the recesses of his or her heart, for a really literate, first-class thriller--one that chills the body, but warms the soul with plot, perception, and language at once astute and vivid? In other words, a ghost story written by Jane Austen? Alas, we cannot give you Austen, but Susan Hill's remarkable Woman In Black comes as close as our era can provide. Set on the obligatory English moor, on an isolated causeway, the story has as its hero Arthur Kipps, an up-and-coming young solicitor who has come north from London to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. The routine formalities he anticipates give way to a tumble of events and secrets more sinister and terrifying than any nightmare: the rocking chair in the deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child's scream in the fog, and most dreadfully--and for Kipps most tragically--The Woman In Black. The Woman In Black is both a brilliant exercise in atmosphere and controlled horror and a delicious spine-tingler--proof positive that this neglected genre, the ghost story, isn't dead after all. “🎃 #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #booknerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #thewomaninblack #susanhill

I photographed the front cover of this wonderful book by my friend Sue L Clarke and so proud to see it on the bookshelf in my local book shop...any writers wanting cover photography and designs get in touch and check out my other profile @hannahshillito AND READ THIS BOOK! ✨✨✨ “What if you woke up and thought you were dead? That is exactly what happened to Helena. She wakes up in a new world. A world where she revisits incidents from her past, accompanied by her two selected guides- Dame Judi Dench and Alan Rickman. Helena is lucky enough to make new friends at the replenishment meetings, (plenni) which rekindles a new found sense of fun and adventure, even in the face of adversity. The gift of revisiting the past with hindsight, provides Helena with a rare opportunity of shaping her future, if only she can find a way out.”✨✨✨#bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #booknerd #bookworm #book #books #booklover #bookaddict #reading #read #readmore #readmorebooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bibliophiles #suelclarke #theleavings #bookish #bookaholic #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #booknerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks

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I photographed the front cover of this wonderful book by my friend Sue L Clarke and so proud to see it on the bookshelf in my local book shop...any writers wanting cover photography and designs get in touch and check out my other profile @hannahshillito AND READ THIS BOOK! ✨✨✨ “What if you woke up and thought you were dead? That is exactly what happened to Helena. She wakes up in a new world. A world where she revisits incidents from her past, accompanied by her two selected guides- Dame Judi Dench and Alan Rickman. Helena is lucky enough to make new friends at the replenishment meetings, (plenni) which rekindles a new found sense of fun and adventure, even in the face of adversity. The gift of revisiting the past with hindsight, provides Helena with a rare opportunity of shaping her future, if only she can find a way out.”✨✨✨#bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookish #booknerd #bookworm #book #books #booklover #bookaddict #reading #read #readmore #readmorebooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #bibliophiles #suelclarke #theleavings #bookish #bookaholic #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #booknerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks

✨Well, if it’s good enough for Obama, it’s good enough for me! This book was apparently Obama’s fave book of 2015 and I too enjoyed the darkness of the double narrative of a modern marriage. “Enough betrayal, vengeance and sex to read like one of the Greek tragedies” says the Observer...what more could you want?! “Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years.

At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed.”
#bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #booknerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #fatesandfuries #laurengroff

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✨Well, if it’s good enough for Obama, it’s good enough for me! This book was apparently Obama’s fave book of 2015 and I too enjoyed the darkness of the double narrative of a modern marriage. “Enough betrayal, vengeance and sex to read like one of the Greek tragedies” says the Observer...what more could you want?! “Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years. At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed.” #bookish #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookshelf #booklover #instabooks #booknerd #booklife #bookgeek #bookaddict #book #ilovebooks #ilovereading #readmorestressless #readmorebooks #reading #sheistoofondofbooksandithasturnedherbrain #sheistoofondofbooks #bibliophile #bibliophilelife #fatesandfuries #laurengroff