Discussions

Knowing a Favourite Book Before You’ve Read It…

Hello everyone, and welcome back to my blog! Today’s post is discussion-orientated, and is going to be around whether you are able to guess you are going to love a book (or not) before you have read it. Ever since I’ve started reading, my attitude towards whether I start reading a book or not has definitely changed over the years. When I was younger, I would just pick up a book and read it… but now, I put a lot more thought into whether I’m going to start a book or not, and that has definitely changed how accurate my guesses are on whether I will like it or not.

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Book Reviews, islam

Turning the Tide: Reawakening the Woman’s Heart and Soul by Suma Din

Turning the Tide by Suma Din | Waterstones

Title: Turning the Tide: Reawakening the Woman’s Heart and Soul

Author: Suma Din

Genres: Islam, non-fiction

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

First-Impressions post

“A book on the journey and different stages of a woman’s life, from the inception of the soul to the end of life on Earth. Words of wisdom, guidance and compassion from the Qur’an and sayings of the Prophet (peace be upon him) pave the way, and inspire the reader to reawaken their heart and soul. With contemporary thoughts, words of wisdom, guidance and inspiration.” Goodreads

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Book Reviews, Classics, dystopian

1984 by George Orwell

Book Review: 1984 by George Orwell – Sam Solomon

Title: 1984

Author: George Orwell

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Genre: Dystopia

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

I bought myself this book on a whim at Waterstones, as a gift to myself upon finishing A Levels (I don’t usually buy physical copies of books – especially from Waterstones!). It is rare that such spontaneous purchase are successful, and I am very glad that this is the book I chose as it turned out to be a perfect kickstart to my summer reading.

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