Belonging, The Story of the Jews 1492-1900 – Simon Schama

I read the first part of this two part history nearly 5 years back and remember being completely mesmerized by Simon Schama’s story-telling. I vowed to read the second part as soon as it is available but somehow missed its 2017 release, only to pick up the book at the very end of 2018. This … Continue reading Belonging, The Story of the Jews 1492-1900 – Simon Schama

Katy – Jacqueline Wilson

Katy is a girl who just can’t help getting in trouble. She even gets in trouble when she’s doing nice things like making everyone a surprise breakfast. She does try hard but sometimes she can be rather unlucky on her daredevil expeditions. One day however her luck runs out altogether. Katy creeps out of the … Continue reading Katy – Jacqueline Wilson

Poppy Pym and the Pharaohs curse – Laura Wood

You’d think that after growing up in a travelling circus with Luigi the lion tamer, Sharp-eye-Sheila the knife thrower, Magnificent Marvin the magician, Boris the strongest guy ever, Tina and Tawna the acrobat twins, Doris the scientist, Fanella and last but not least Pym, going to Saint Smithens would be so boring! But not for … Continue reading Poppy Pym and the Pharaohs curse – Laura Wood

The Guggenheim Mystery – Robin Stevens

Ted’s cousin, Salim has moved to New York. Ted’s family, especially his sister Kat, seem super excited about going to visit him. But Ted isn’t so sure. He doesn’t want to go to a different place in which his food, clothes and basically everything is different! And who is Kat sending so many emails to? … Continue reading The Guggenheim Mystery – Robin Stevens