‘Adèle’ by Leïla Slimani

Another book teaming with my ‘Femme Fatale’ theme this month! This book was highly anticipated after the success of Slimani’s novel ‘Lullaby’. The theme of all of Slimani’s novels is sex but not the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey/Borderline Pornography’ sex but rather is tasteful. ‘Adèle’ emphasises a women’s control (or lack there of) when exploring their sexuality and desires. This story follows Adèle, a woman living in Paris, who appears to have the perfect life- a surgeon successful husband, a beautifulRead more

‘My Sister, the Serial Killer’ by Oyinkan Braithwaite

This book has been a literary favourite and a social media sensation. The story is set in Lagos, Nigeria during a corrupt and disruptive time for law and order. The author’s personal history with this town, being her hometown, gives an authentic and rich flavour to the writing. From the comfort of my Sydney, urban balcony when reading this book I can hear the trucks going along dusty roads and rain pelting so hard it breaks umbrellas. It is aRead more

What I’m Reading- April Edition

Red Clocks by Leon Zumas What if abortion was illegal in America? IVF was banned? Every embryo had the same rights to life, liberty and property as you or I? This is the future of America in Zumas’ new novel. Five very different women navigate rules in order to to do what is best for their bodies and to question what it means to be a a woman and a motherRead more