Just plain Suus

Book lover + reader + reviewer

Review: Americanah (***)

  This week I am reviewing a book club read. For those of you who don’t know, a little over a year ago I started a book club with two of my friends in Delft. We read classics and modern literature and if you want to have more info you can check our Facebook page. Last month we read ‘Americanah‘ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I was really excited to read.. Read More

Review: Maus (*****)

I finally made the smart decision to get a library subscription. By now I have learned I have no self-control, especially around books. So I figured it would be better to take 9 books out of the library at once then spend 50 euros on books because I thought I could handle a visit to a bookstore. The first on the giant pile of books I borrowed was ‘The Complete.. Read More

Review: The Hate U Give (*****)

My aim for 2017 is to review all the books I read. However, since I am already behind quite a bit, I am starting with a recently finished book: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. A young adult novel about police violence and the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement in the United States of America, I thought it would fit nicely with my aim to read more about and written.. Read More

Read: February – May

Guess what, I’m back! I have been MIA for three months or so and I feel really bad neglecting my blog like that. So here I am, back at it again. To start, I figured I would write down the books I’ve read these past few months. There haven’t been that many, besides blogging I also had little time to read, but I am getting back into it! According to.. Read More

Review: Wuthering Heights (****)

  For our first ‘Classics’ edition of the year, our book club read ‘Wuthering Heights’ by Emily Brontë. I have read it when I was about 14/15 so I decided to read it again and see the difference. I only vaguely remembered enjoying the book and mostly I remembered struggling reading the dialogue with ‘Joseph’ who speaks with a heavy accent written down almost phonetically. So I was curious to.. Read More

Review: The Book of Night Women (****)

As I have gotten older (still not that old) I have noticed that my taste in reading material is evolving. Although I still love a nice YA novel, I am becoming more and more intrigued by proper adult fiction (and even non-fiction, as you have seen from my non-fiction related book posts). One of the types of books I want to try to read more of in 2017 is books.. Read More

See: PAC Festival

Last weekend Lianne and I went to the 16th edition of the PAC (Pathe Alternative Cinema) festival of Pathe in Delft. The PAC festival is a day where the Pathe shows five movies that are yet to be released in the Netherlands. I thought it might be nice to give a short review of each of the movies we saw. Jackie The first movie we saw was ‘Jackie’ by Pablo Larraín with Natalie.. Read More

Read: January

After last months super successful reading sprint, January was a bit of a setback. As I was graduating I had very little time left for reading. So here is my very short list for January and a very long list for February. January Here is the list of books (ie one book) I read in January with the rating I gave it on Goodreads (X out of 5) and what.. Read More

Favorites: January

January was great, I finally graduated! However, this did mean I had no time to read or do much besides work on my graduation work. So as my first favorite I would like to share one of my favorite images of my project: this A0 poster of a 1:15 scale section of my design I drew in Autocad (I would like to stress that, yes, I did draw every. single… Read More

Read: Non-Fiction pt. 2 – Books about people

A little later than I had originally planned, but here is the second part of my favorite non-fiction books I read in 2016! You can find the first part here, it is about self-help books. This post will be about my faves in the category ‘books about people’ which are usually written by the author about their own life. What I like about the books I’ve picked is the humor.. Read More