Monthly Archives: June 2015

Summer Reading: being transported

Do not miss the fourth installment of Summer Reading: about being transported to a different time or a different place. https://booksandliliane.wordpress.com/summer-reading/ Advertisements

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Priya Basil || The Obscure Logic of the Heart

The Obscure Logic of the Heart is a modern day Romeo and Juliet: two star-crossed lovers who were not supposed to fall for each other. She is a British muslim of Pakistan decent, he a Kenian Sikh; she is the … Continue reading

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Summer Reading part 3: some excitement

Do not miss part 3 of Summer Reading, adding some excitement to your lazy chair. https://booksandliliane.wordpress.com/summer-reading/

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Summer Reading || Slow Reading

Part two of summer reading has been published! Do not miss my favourite hefty novels! Summer reading

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Amanda Hodgkinson || 22 Brittania Road

22 Brittania Road had ended up at the end of the line on my e-reader, almost causing me to forget the novel. Had I forgotten it, I would not have read a rather nice novel. In 22 Brittania Road Hodgkinson … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

Do not miss my tips for summer reading. This week: relax with feel good novels by Katie Fforde, Marian Keyes and Philippa Gregory. https://booksandliliane.wordpress.com/summer-reading/

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Chang-Rae Lee || On Such a Full Sea

I was quite impressed when I started reading On Such A Full Sea. I was presented with a world that had been completely messed up and more importantly, with a humankind that did not get the message: take care of … Continue reading

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Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist Recap: my favourite

To those who follow BooksandLiliane my personal favourite will not come as a surprise. Though she had tough competition, I find that How To Be Both by Ali Smith is a league of it’s own. The ingenious way Smith structured her novel, the … Continue reading

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Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist Recap: Kamila Shamsie || A God in Every Stone

https://booksandliliane.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/kamila-shamsie-a-god-in-every-stone/ I loved the first 50 pages of A God in Every Stone. I would have loved for Shamsie to continue with the story of Vivian and her love for archeology, Turkey and the man she innocently betrays. I had … Continue reading

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Kamila Shamsie || A God in Every Stone

In A God in Every Stone two story lines meet: archeological exploration in Turkey and Pakistan and an uprising against the British in Peshawar. Shamsie jumps from character to character, from time to time and back and from story line … Continue reading

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