With the end of the year approaching, I reflected a lot on my year and more generally, on the decade coming to an end. I had first wrote a very long post (in bed at 3 am 👍) in which I went over the events of every year, from 2010 to 2019, as these have … Continue reading 2020

2019 – A Year in Reading

As I have done for the past two years, I want to take the time to reflect on the books I have read this year thanks to the Year in Books page on Goodreads. Here are my previous posts: 2018 Year in Reading 2017 Year in Reading I wanted to read 40 books this year … Continue reading 2019 – A Year in Reading

My Sister, the Serial Killer, Oyinkan Braithwaite (2018)

What an eye-catching cover! I had seen this book absolutely everywhere this year and had been drawn to its memorable cover design with this beautiful yet intriguing face on a black background and neon green font. I finally decided to pick it up and yield to the temptation. The beginning of the novel was just … Continue reading My Sister, the Serial Killer, Oyinkan Braithwaite (2018)

Villette, Charlotte Brontë, 1853

When you start reading Villette, it is very hard to see what is so appealing about it. Lucy Snowe is so passive and odd, you actually wonder why she's the narrator and how this could become interesting. But then, you get caught up in her story and finish the book wondering what actually happened to you during your reading. I did not think the story of this novel was peculiarly gripping or rich, but when I first started to sum it up here, I realised that it was quite the opposite. There are so many things to say! So many things to be told! However, I would like to focus especially on the strength of Villette and how incredibly powerful this book is.