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.

Books verses Movies

Lazy weekend afternoons had me channel hopping, and I stumbled across an old adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express (1974) I remember watching this film twenty years ago and falling in love with all things Agatha Christie and her epic detective Hercule Poirot. To this day I haven’t read a single book by her, although I own a good few.

2021 Reading Update

Now that we’ve passed the middle point of the year (July 2nd, unless its a leap year) I thought I’d share my reading update. I set myself an arbitrary goal of 50 books this year, there’s a blog post on my reasoning (or lack of) if you’re interested, so I thought this might be the perfect time to update you on my progress.