Tag Archives: Simon & Schuster

Magpie by Elizabeth Day

My disillusionment with thrillers continues… ☹️ I haven’t read a thriller in a while, so when I picked Magpie, based on its synopsis, I was hoping the plot would be something in between Ashley Audrain’s The Push and Sandie Jones’s The Other Woman. Magpie is about motherhood alright, but its story was just underwhelming! Magpie […]

These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card

I’m slowly, slowly getting my reading groove back! Yaaay! 😀 After COVID-19 became a part of our everyday lives, this family saga is the first book I managed to finish reading without having to put down multiple times – its writing is simple, and the story is utterly engrossing. These Ghosts Are Family opens in […]

The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

Set in the early 1940s when Axis was gaining momentum in the war front, The World That We Knew recounts the story of Lea, a teenage Jewish girl. When it became clear that Berlin was becoming unsafe for the Jews with each passing day, Hanni, Lea’s mother decides to send her off to France. But with her […]