Just plain Suus

Book lover + reader + reviewer

Review: All the Bright Places (*****)

It has been a while since my last book review. I thought I would get back at it with a book I really enjoyed: ‘All the Bright Places’ by Jennifer Niven. It has been described as a mix between ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ by John Green meets ‘Eleanor and Park’ by Rainbow Rowell, which are two of my favorite YA novels. The Plot ‘All the Bright Places’ tells the.. Read More

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

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

Review: Vinegar Girl // The Taming of the Shrew

As you may or may not know by now I love book clubs. I started going to the ‘Bored to Death Book Club’ over a year ago and then decided to start my own book club in Delft with two friends (it’s called the Undercover Book Club). Since then I don’t go to the BtD book club as much as I used to, but when I saw that they were.. Read More

Book to Movie: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

I picked up “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” in 2014 in Donner when the second book (“Hollow City“) had just been released. I picked it up because it looked just too beautiful to leave behind. The book features obscure photographs the writer (Ransom Riggs) found in garage sales and other places. He found these photographs and let his imagination loose, creating characters based on the people (often children) in.. Read More

Read: Modern Romance

Romance: I thought I had it pretty much figured out, but alas, like almost everyone else I have no clue. The title ‘Modern Romance’ intrigued me and listening to the audio clip on Audible, I expected another memoir by a comedian, like Amy Poehlers ‘Yes Please’, or Tina Feys ‘Bossypants’. Modern Romance is not that, but what is it? What’s the book about? Modern Romance is the result of a two.. Read More

Read: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

I had a little trouble thinking of a book to review this month, mostly because I have been reading either self-help style books or the small penguin classics, both of which I don’t feel like reviewing. So I went to my Goodreads page and scrolled through my ‘read’ list and found ‘Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe’. I haven’t reviewed this book yet, even though I think.. Read More