Cecelia Ahern’s love story with life in “The Time of My Life”

I once wrote that I believed that sometimes books don’t find us until the right time; that certain stories find their way into our lives at the perfect time for the perfect reason. Sometimes I’ll even buy a novel that I think will be a great story, but it’ll sit on my bookshelf for months at … More Cecelia Ahern’s love story with life in “The Time of My Life”

Letting people in and opening up in Lauren Barnholdt’s “Through to You”

There are different reasons for reading a story. Sometimes we read them to transport us to somewhere away from our current loves; sometimes we read to be reminded that we’re not alone. There are also times that we read a book because we need to hear that kind of story. But there are those moments … More Letting people in and opening up in Lauren Barnholdt’s “Through to You”

Learning to trust in Veronica Roth’s “Insurgent”

Worldwide bestselling author Veronica Roth‘s much-anticipated second novel of the dystopian Divergent trilogy, Insurgent, is another intoxicating thrill-ride, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreak, romance and powerful insights about human nature. It’s not the same as the first story – it’s completely different. But it’s a good kind of different. A different that will bring many … More Learning to trust in Veronica Roth’s “Insurgent”

Trust, love and forgiveness in Katie McGarry’s “Long Way Home”

Katie McGarry is known for her beautiful, romantic young adult novels that inspire us, make us brave and give us hope. Her plots are both enchanting and riveting, making us unable to put the book down; her characters are charming and true to themselves, even if they appear to be misunderstood. McGarry writes epic love … More Trust, love and forgiveness in Katie McGarry’s “Long Way Home”

“Fifty Shades of Grey”: a modern love story

Ever since the international bestselling novel Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James hit it big, it has been labeled and dismissed by critics and reader alike as “mummy porn”. And, admittedly, for those who haven’t read the series (and probably even some who have) the first thing people think of when they hear the … More “Fifty Shades of Grey”: a modern love story

10 Literature quotes that show the strength in vulnerability

Here are 10 quotes from literature that show the true strength in vulnerability. 1. “You can’t admit to someone else what you’re too damn afraid to admit to yourself.”  ― Beth Lewis, The Wolf Road 2. “There weren’t many people in this world who would let you be vulnerable and still believe you were strong.”  ― Rob Thomas, The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line … More 10 Literature quotes that show the strength in vulnerability

Is violence society’s downfall as reflected in “The Host”?

Stephenie Meyer‘s The Host is one of the most underrated novels that I have read to date. This story is an amalgam of compassion, forgiveness, love and identity within communities. With wonder and mystery about our existence, it is a story that points out the prejudice in today’s society and shows us that despite the stereotypes, … More Is violence society’s downfall as reflected in “The Host”?