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Nutshell
3.71
really liked it
This book right here. Brilliant. BRILLIANT.
4,5*
Feb 06, 2017
Feb 01, 2017
 
Girl with a Pearl Earring
3.85
it was amazing
I don't know if it has to do with my vacation days or the fact that I really, but really enjoyed reading this novel, but is was almost impossible to p ...more
Apr 16, 2012
Apr 14, 2012
 
The Essex Serpent
3.75
it was amazing
I will now go find a quiet spot and have a sigh and a huge hangover because this book was everything you could wish for in a historical fiction: amazi ...more
Mar 05, 2017
Mar 01, 2017
 
The Waves
4.14
really liked it
The more I tried to understand the characters, the clearer it became "The Waves" is so not about that. So I gave up logic and surrendered to the prose ...more
Feb 14, 2017
Feb 06, 2017
 
North and South
4.13
it was amazing
I know I am inexcusably late to this particular Victorian party, but for some reason I've never been assigned this book at uni (or if I have, I master ...more
Nov 06, 2015
Nov 03, 2015
 
The Art of Asking; or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
3.97
it was amazing
People! This is the best nonfiction book I've read this year, and if you're the creative type and making art in any form* you must read this. You know ...more
Aug 15, 2015
Apr 03, 2015
 
My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels #1)
3.89
it was amazing
Oh, friends, you’ll love this book. For the setting (a slum in Naples during the 50s), the characters (a bunch of kids turning into teenagers and youn ...more
Oct 2015
Sep 05, 2015
 
Of Mice and Men
3.84
it was amazing
A piece of jewelery. Set in sunny California - Salinas, during the Great Depression, "Of Mice and Men" is a story of friendship, dreams and loneliness ...more
Dec 31, 2008
not set
Sep 11, 2008
 
A Little Life
4.27
really liked it
So here it is, ladies and gentlemen, the longest fiction book I’ve read since Anna Karenina maybe (you can therefore guess I haven’t ventured into The ...more
Sep 05, 2015
Aug 20, 2015
 
Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English
3.76
it was amazing
Never thought Linguistics can be so much fun! Too many details to discuss. But if you ever wondered why, for instance, "you" has the same form for bot ...more
Feb 28, 2010
Feb 22, 2010
 
Just Kids
4.14
it was amazing
I've known about the book for a long time, but was never really interested in reading it. Then a while ago I stumbled upon one of Patti's mesmerizing ...more
Jan 08, 2011
Jan 07, 2011
 
The Goldfinch
3.87
liked it
What was that philosophical nonsense at the end, Donna? *sobbing*

I loved The Secret History and I heart Donna Tartt and will probably read her next bo
...more
Oct 28, 2016
Oct 10, 2016
 
Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (The Neapolitan Novels #3)
4.29
it was amazing
This is probably my favourite volume so far, maybe because Lenu and Lina are at a relatable age. They're in their thirties, juggling jobs, partners an ...more
May 03, 2016
Apr 20, 2016
 
The Great Gatsby
3.89
it was amazing
One day I'll write a proper review. Or maybe not.
***

OK, I’m pretty confused and ashamed that people “like” this one line review above I’ve had for yea
...more
Jun 06, 2017
May 09, 2015
Sep 11, 2008
 
A Severed Head
3.73
liked it
Oh, Iris, what have you done to me? How will I ever be able to read one of your books again? If I stop here and now it's only because of you!

Remember
...more
May 08, 2011
Apr 27, 2011
 
The Interestings
3.54
it was amazing
My constant allusions to other American writers or novels I really love - Salinger (certain Ethan remarks + Jonah's band, "Seymour Glass"), Eugenides' ...more
Jan 06, 2015
Oct 26, 2014
 
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
3.97
liked it
* I liked Oskar, his googolplex questions and inventions, his feelings which are always extreme; he either gets heavy boots or feels like 100 dollars. ...more
Feb 06, 2009
Jan 28, 2009
 
The Buried Giant
3.42
liked it
Am început romanul ăsta fără nici un fel de așteptări, așa cum cred că e normal, deși aproape niciodată nu se întîmplă, în cazul meu; mereu am (sau av ...more
Jan 11, 2016
Jan 02, 2016
 
Black Milk: On Writing, Motherhood, and the Harem Within
3.63
really liked it
Excellent. I postponed reading it for so long, but apparently, this was the perfect timing for this book and I. Quite intriguing, what I didn't like a ...more
Sep 2012
Aug 29, 2012
 
Hot Milk
3.41
really liked it
Dear Deborah Levy,

It's been a month now since I finished your book (meanwhile you've been shortlisted for the Man Booker, yay, go you!) and realised I
...more
Aug 22, 2016
Aug 14, 2016
 
The God of Small Things
3.92
really liked it
For someone who's not familiar with Indian culture and (semi-shamefully) admits the only other Indian novel they've read is The Ground Beneath Her Fee ...more
Mar 09, 2011
Feb 25, 2011
 
The Accidental
3.29
really liked it
This is so funny, smart, fresh, unexpected, postmodern and experimental, I totally fell in love with Ali Smith’s writing. Had I known I’d love it so m ...more
Mar 31, 2016
Mar 19, 2016
 
The Joy Luck Club
3.90
really liked it
I just love it when I start a book with no expectations and end up loving it. Which is rare, since I usually do have expectations. It was the mother-d ...more
May 30, 2013
Apr 14, 2013
 
The Vegetarian
3.59
really liked it
What a book! Beautiful and haunting. All praises well deserved.
4.5*
Sep 04, 2016
Aug 31, 2016
 
A Moveable Feast
4.04
it was amazing
I never liked Hemingway's prose too much, but the moment I found out about this book of memoirs, I knew I'd love it. And I did.

There was a time when t
...more
Jul 15, 2010
Jun 29, 2010
 
How to Be an Alien: A Handbook for Beginners and Advanced Pupils
3.92
liked it
George Mikes was an alien. He wrote the book in 1946 to show the British how he felt about them. He is funny, rude and mocks them as often as possible ...more
Jan 30, 2010
Jan 24, 2010
 
Mr. Rosenblum's List, or, Friendly Guidance for the Aspiring Englishman
3.57
liked it
Many years ago I read (or was told, cannot remember exactly) that if you emigrate to USA you can be an American sooner or later, while if you emigrate ...more
Sep 03, 2011
Aug 28, 2011
 
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
3.97
liked it
The funniest thing about this book is its reception nowadays (the book was published in 1938). I mean here, on Goodreads, where people actually read b ...more
May 14, 2017
May 11, 2017
 
Burial Rites
4.01
really liked it
Oh, this book and I started off on the wrong foot. Reading it in many short sittings was not helping at all, since it's the kind of book that needs yo ...more
Jul 2017
Jun 22, 2017
 
The Testament of Mary
3.61
really liked it
I've said it many times and I'll say it again: Tóibín is a brilliant writer and the more I read him, the more convinced I am. The Testament is Mary's ...more
Jun 13, 2015
Jun 05, 2015
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