Tag: Review

Review: Turtles all the Way Down (*****)

Review: Turtles all the Way Down (*****)

I have been a fan of John Green since I read ‘Looking for Alaska’ in 2008 or so. When ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ was published in 2012, I devoured it. I don’t know why I haven’t really read any of the books he has…

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

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…

Review: Americanah (***)

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…

Review: Maus (*****)

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…

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

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…

Review: Wuthering Heights (****)

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…

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

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…

Review: Vinegar Girl // The Taming of the Shrew

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 to Movie: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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)…

Review: Modern Romance

Review: 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’,…