Book Review: As Meat Loves Salt by Maria McCann

As Meat Loves Salt by Maria McCann My rating: 5 of 5 stars How do you write about a book like this? Wait. Let me take a breath. Then a step back. Then another. We begin again. When I read Hanya Yanagihara’s, “A Little Life”, I scarcely believed, I would find another book that moved […]

Book Review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton (spoiler alert)

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton My rating: 3 of 5 stars “Every woman is the architect of her own fortune.” – says the miniaturist in a mysterious note. How true. For I designed myself to read this book, take it into my home and heart, only to feel utterly let down. Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist […]

Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe by Madeline Miller My rating: 5 of 5 stars It is been a long time since I got through a book so quickly. It took me a day. It’s impossible to keep away from this book once you’ve begun it. Madeline Miller is incredible in the way that she spins a yarn. Circe takes […]

Book Review: The Great Stink by Clare Clark

The Great Stink by Clare Clark My rating: 5 of 5 stars “In the rotting and inadequate sewers, human excrement mixed with refuse from the slaughterhouses and knacker’s yards and waste from the tanneries and factories. Every day it drained into the Thames. it was not long before the river itself became the great cesspool […]

Book Review: The Taste of Sorrow by Jude Morgan

The Taste of Sorrow by Jude Morgan My rating: 4 of 5 stars Of course this is fiction. Of course it is. Keep reminding yourself because it’s easy to forget in the thick of Jude Morgan’s The Taste of Sorrow. A fictional account of the life of the Brontë sisters this book is so many […]

Book Review: An Era of Darkness by Shashi Tharoor

An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India by Shashi Tharoor My rating: 4 of 5 stars “When Willy Brandt was chancellor of Germany, he sank to his knees at the Warsaw Ghetto in 1970 to apologize to Polish Jews for the Holocaust.” This ain’t never happening in India. In this utterly brilliant book, […]