Pandora’s Jar by Natalie Haynes

It’s been a while since I last posted on my blog. I intentionally took time off during April for Ramadan, but I have no excuse for May, other than I’ve been doing lots of reading and not a lot of reviewing (Instagram reels are taking over my life!!!) As they say, “dwelling on the past…

The Island of Missing Trees by Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak is an ambitious writer and in this book, she deals with topics such as race, identity, loss, grief and intergenerational trauma. She does all of this with warmth and humour and in the inimitable style, much loved by readers.

We Are Not Like Them | Christine Pride and Jo Piazza

Even though Riley and Jen have a shared history, from infancy, it’s heart-breaking that Riley from a relatively young age learnt to filter her experiences from Jen. For me, this didn’t take away from their friendship, it added a dimension, of love and protection, but one that Riley carried on her own.