All posts tagged: Book Club

Book Review: “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgensten

“The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices on downtown posts and billboards, no mentions or advertisements in local newspapers. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not.” Since I moved back home to Harare one of the biggest things I was missing from my Jozi life, was my book club. Not only did I miss the regular meet-ups with witty and feisty women-folk having very passionate (and usually loud) discussions over a selected book, but I also missed having a new book to read every month. So I consulted with a friend and we co-founded a book club together here. “The Night Circus” was my pick and the first book of the year. Now even though I am normally a big lover of “out there” and super fantastical books, this one pushed those limits and had me side-eyeing it…many a time.

Book Review: “The Light Between Oceans” by M. L. Stedman

“This is a story about right and wrong and how sometimes they look the same…” Picture, for a moment, you and your significant other living in the most deserted, isolated place on earth. You are there by choice, but still, you and your spouse basically make up the sum population of the entire area and people have to travel 4 – 6 hours (one way) to get to you. You still with me? Okay, there’s more…