Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland by Lisa Schneidau πŸŒΏ

Read: 18th May- 6th June | Rated: 4 out of 5 stars. This collection of folk tales takes you on a green and leafy journey around the British Isles. Here are locally sourced and traditional folk tales of wild trees and plants throughout the seasons: from the magical mistletoe to the bad-tempered stinging nettle. Plants… Continue reading Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland by Lisa Schneidau πŸŒΏ

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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi πŸŒΏ

Read: February 25th - March 1st | 5 out of 5 stars.Β  Effia and Esi: two sisters with two very different destinies. One sold into slavery; one a slave trader's wife. The consequences of their fate reverberate through the generations that follow. Taking us from the Gold Coast of Africa to the cotton-picking plantations of… Continue reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi πŸŒΏ

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton πŸŒΏ

Read: July 20th - July 31st | Rated: 4.5 out of 5 stars. On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her new home, while splendorous, is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, always… Continue reading The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton πŸŒΏ