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Best books I read in 2017

Now that the year is ending, it's always nice to revisit one's favourite things during the year. Here are my favourite books that I've read (for the first time) this year. These are in no particular order 1. The Haunting of Hill House  by Shirley Jackson This book leaves you with my questions at the … Continue reading Best books I read in 2017

The Hides (Timmy Quinn #2) by Kealan Patrick Burke

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Man I love this series. The Hides takes place seven years after The Turtle Boy and the plot twist at the end of The Turtle Boy is not addressed, but instead you are thrown into Timmy's life after realizing that he can speak to the dead.   He eventually moves to Ireland with his father to his … Continue reading The Hides (Timmy Quinn #2) by Kealan Patrick Burke

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

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The Glass Castle is a memoir by Jeannette Walls, chronicling her growing up in a family with unconventional ways. This is a stunning book. Walls's portrayal of her family and upbringing are heartbreaking and yet, incredibly humanizing. She truly shows herself to be a resilient and forgiving person in this memoir. The story begins with … Continue reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Tell it to the Trees by Anita Rau Badami

This book follows an Indian Canadian family, and explores the various forms of emotional and physical abuse that occurs within this family, and the inter-generational (and even external) impact and consequences of that abuse.

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Dracula by Bram Stoker

Dracula starts off with Jonathan Hawker, an English lawyer, travelling to a foreign European Country to give legal advice to Count Dracula. The novel mainly follows his point of view, told in an epistolary format. This encounter does not end well for Hawker and he returns to England bewildered over his stay with Dracula. Back … Continue reading Dracula by Bram Stoker

Spring Snow (The Sea of Fertility #1) by Yukio Mishima

Spring Snow is a historical fiction novel by Yukio Mishima, which explores several wealthy characters in Japan during the early years of the Taisho period. The main family who's story is being told is the Matsugae family, with the central character being Kiyoaki Matsugae, the son of the rising aristrocrat, Marquis Matsugae and his relationship … Continue reading Spring Snow (The Sea of Fertility #1) by Yukio Mishima