Hey Lovelies, here are some of my favourite reads from February!
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo was probably one of the rawest and heart-breaking books I have read this year! In the book she recalls the lives of three of the many women she had interviewee, met and talked to over an eight-year period. You learn about the most intimate parts of these women’s lives and how those very relationships they felt safe in were the ones that eventually damaged them. I cannot recommend this book enough!
Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote one of the most eye-opening books I have read so far this year, Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race. The book explores issues from the eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, whitewashed feminism to the link between class and race. She has perfectly compacted years of history into digestible information and highlight some key moments in our history. Seriously, go read it right now!
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin is about a witch called Louise le Blanc who fled her coven and took shelter in a city where the people hunt witches. Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle. His path was never meant to cross with Lou’s, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony. The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou’s most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.And love makes fools of us all! This had me hooked from the first page.
The Wrath & The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh follows the story of Shahrzad and the young caliph of Khorasan, Khalid. Each night he takes a new bride only to have a silk cord wrapped around her throat come morning. When Shahrzad’s dearest friend falls victim to Khalid, Shahrzad vows vengeance and volunteers to be his next bride. Night after night, Shahrzad beguiles Khalid, weaving stories that enchant, ensuring her survival, though she knows each dawn could be her last. But something she never expected begins to happen: Khalid is nothing like what she’d imagined him to be., Shahrzad finds herself falling in love. She resolves to uncover whatever secrets lurk and, despite her love, be ready to take Khalid’s life as retribution for the many lives he’s stolen. Can their love survive this world of stories and secrets?
In the final book in the series, The Toll, Neal Shusterman delves back into the world of Scythes and the Thunderhead. It’s been three years since Rowan and Citra disappeared; since Scythe Goddard came into power; since the Thunderhead closed itself off to everyone but Grayson Tolliver. If you were as in love with this series as I was then you will not be disappointed with the finale!
Hope you enjoyed reading about some of my favourite books from the past month and if you have any suggestions please send them my way!
Love Sharuni xx