Here is a list of books that I have read in 2013 and would recommend before the year ends!
What can I say about this book that has not been already said. Donna Tartt has given us another page turner and although I am little late to the party with this author, it is definitely well worthy of all the compliments given!
The Great Gatsby
We all know the movie, whether it be Robert Redford or Leonardo DiCaprio, however the book is gripping. Not called an American Classic for nothing.
Jhumpa Lahiri’s prose draws you in and makes wish you could change some of the plot for yourself, but that would change the book. Great read!
When we look at what women are achieving today, we need to look back and realise that strong women achieve not matter what their situation. Judith Mackrell takes us back to understand this!
The Twelve Tribes of Hattie
When a mother’s love seems not to be forthcoming, we have to wonder if placed in the same situation where would our strength come from? What would you do? Ayana Mathis makes you wonder and question!
There were so many rave reviews about this book, I just had to read it and was not disappointed. Gillian Flynn keeps on your toes trying to guess what will happen next.
The Bell Jar
Sylvia Plath’s classic is a must read for all literary folk.
Half a Yellow Sun
Beyoncé has Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on her new album, that speaks volumes about this fantastic Nigeria author. All her books are a must read!
These are books that I have read and througly enjoyed. All opinions are my own.
When two strong women of words come together, there could be no other title to define them! Beyoncé and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The words speak for themselves!
Thank you ADR!
Received this delivered through the post, will be reading over Christmas! #ivyleagueinsercurities #adonrowley #London #RoyalMail #books
This afternoon was spent at the Black Book Swap held at the Ritzy in Brixton.
As the saying goes ‘all good things must come to an end’, but what a wonderful and inspiring afternoon. We heard from Bernardine Evaristo, Junior James (who stepped in at short notice for Lloyd Bradley), Irenosen Okojie and Nadifa Mohammed.
Each told us about their writing journey, their inspirations and how they navigated the publishing hurdle.
Awaiting the next event eagerly!!
Attending the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore was stunning! Many of us know something about her contribution to the fashion world, but the amount she actually did is awesome.
If you thinking of going but have not made your up mind, I suggest just go. Go and see her creativity, her style and a tiny insight to the woman she was.
Be prepared to spend a little time taking it all in!
Somerset House: 20/12/13 - 2/04/14
Apple Store, Regent Street! #Fotor #cocosteaparty #schoolofgrazia #fashionfoiegras #lapetiteanglaise