RUTA SEPETYS – SALT TO THE SEA

RUTA SEPETYS – SALT TO THE SEA   Salt to the Sea is a historical fiction placed in East Prussia during World War II. The story is told by 4 young people who each tell their own story about last year of the most devastating war in history. We read about Joanna, a young Lithuanian […]

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Zinky Boys – Svetlana Alexievich

I have once again read a book by this Nobel Prize winning author and I have to say, I was not prepared. Just like in War’s unwomanly face, this is a book written by interviewing soldiers and their families. This time it was about a war in Afghanistan, uncovering such a raw shivering truth about […]

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The Follower – Koethi Zan

The Follower – Koethi Zan   The Follower is a psychological crimi thriller about three people: Julie Brookman, a young student who got kidnapped by religious fanatic James; Cora, James’ wife who helps him take care of his kidnapped girls; and former cop Adam, investigating cases on his own. The whole story is mainly about Cora […]

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Åsne Seierstad – Two sisters

Two sisters is a book written by Norwegian author/journalist. It’s a real story about two Muslim sisters, 16 years old Leila and 19 years old Ayan, who in 2013 decided to leave their lives in Norway and travelled down to Syria to help „as best as they can.“ Their father Sadiq is going to find […]

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Red Sparrow – Jason Matthews

Red Sparrow – Jason Matthews   (Sorry for misquoting some lines, I didn’t read it in English I’m just translating it from my native language, thanks.) Red Sparrow is a book about post-cold war Russia and USA government spying on each other using various methods. We follow the story of Dominika Egorova, who was sent into […]

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The Last Tudor – Philippa Gregory

The Last Tudor is a historical fiction novel based on real Tudor family in 16th century. The book is divided into three parts and every part is told by different person. First one is from point of view of Jane Grey, after her we read about a life of her younger sister Katherine and the last part […]

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War’s Unwomanly Face – Svetlana Alexievich

This might be one of the hardest books I’ve ever read. True short stories from WWII told by over200 women? Sign me up. Svetlana Alexievich won a Nobel Prize for literature, because she introduced us a whole new point of view on events, we probably heard many, many times before. This Ukrainian woman travelled the […]

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