16 September 2015

I Don’t Read Romance


I have specifically stated in the review guidelines that I don’t read romance. Please do not offer me love stories or books with romantic elements. I’m not interested. Moreover, I am uncomfortable reading them, because most of these books are nothing but the author’s sexual fantasies. Really, I’m not interested ...

05 October 2015

Mo(u)rning Joy by Kalan Chapman Lloyd


  Title: Mo(u)rning Joy Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/rning-Joy-Kalan-Chapman-Lloyd-ebook/dp/B015D3X5FK Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction I received this book for a review at the beginning of September. It’s October already, and I still haven’t reviewed it. For a long time I didn’t know what to write in my review. It was a topic I hadn’t ever encountered, a story ...

06 October 2015

Five Weeks in the Amazon: A backpackers journey: life in the rainforest, Ayahuasca, and a Peruvian shamans ancient diet by Sean Michael Hayes


  Title: Five Weeks in the Amazon Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Five-Weeks-Amazon-backpackers-rainforest-ebook/dp/B00PM987W2 Genre: Memoir, Biography, Travel Pages: 274 Status: Did Not Finish I gave up at 48%. I honestly tried, and I hate not finishing a book, but I can’t read this book anymore. “Five Weeks in the Amazon” is tedious. It was supposed to be a story of self-discovery, but ...

23 May 2016

Coraline by Neil Gaiman


Title: Coraline Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Coraline-Neil-Gaiman-ebook/dp/B0037B6Q66 Genre: Children’s fantasy Pages: 212 Status: Finished Recommended for awisls: Every Gaiman book is good for awisls.   I like Neil Gaiman. I think every newbie author needs to read him. But I read his books not for pleasure, but for learning. Somehow I fall asleep every time I pick a Gaiman ...

18 July 2016

Wreckage by Emily Bleeker


Title: Wreckage Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Wreckage-Emily-Bleeker-ebook/dp/B00NAJZDIM/    Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense Pages: 305                             Status: Finished Recommended for awisls: Not Recommended   This review might contain spoilers. Four people get stranded on an inhabited island. Two of them have been rescued. They are lying about what really happened during the past two years on the island. They say the ...

11 December 2016

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman


  Title: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IORP664/ Genre: Contemporary Pages: 305                                               Status: Not Finished Recommended for awisls: Not Recommended I am probably a bad person. How else could I dislike a book that has more than 5000 positive reviews? A book, which everyone seems to love. Which will be a movie ...