Review of Rumaan Alam’s “Leave the World Behind”: What happens when we ignore nature?
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Review of Rumaan Alam’s “Leave the World Behind”: What happens when we ignore nature?


This novel doesn’t give you the whole story of how this tragedy unfolds, but rather asks the question: what would you do in the first few days of the world’s end? How would you spend your time? Where would you go? What would you do? Continue reading

Me Too Novels: “Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry” Review
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Me Too Novels: “Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry” Review


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. The Me Too movement, founded by Tarana Burke, which was a grass roots movement that addressed sexual assault and rape culture, has also found its way into contemporary novels and films. The … Continue reading

3 Life Lessons from “You Matter”: A review of Matthew Emerzian’s self-help book
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3 Life Lessons from “You Matter”: A review of Matthew Emerzian’s self-help book


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I have read a lot of self-help books this year. 2020 seems to be the year of reflecting on ourselves, our communities, and our world. In some ways, the books often say … Continue reading

A Review of Ottessa Moshfegh’s “Eileen”: An Ode to Daphne Du Maurier’s “Rebecca”?
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A Review of Ottessa Moshfegh’s “Eileen”: An Ode to Daphne Du Maurier’s “Rebecca”?


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I am a big fan of Ottessa Moshfegh’s writing. I have also reviewed her novel My Year of Rest and Relaxation which you can check out by clicking on the title. Moshfegh … Continue reading

“Witch Doctor Poet”: The body, beauty, and poetry with Bola Juju
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“Witch Doctor Poet”: The body, beauty, and poetry with Bola Juju


Bola Juju is an American author and this is her first collection of poems. Bound2Books is no stranger to poetry. I love to read poetry books, I love to talk about poetry, and I feel like it is extremely important to celebrate and keep poetry alive and in conversation in the contemporary world. Juju’s collection … Continue reading

Book review of “My Dark Vanessa”: Nabokov’s “Lolita” re-imagined
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Book review of “My Dark Vanessa”: Nabokov’s “Lolita” re-imagined


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. My Dark Vanessa feels very much like a modern take on Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita. But with a twist. Kate Elizabeth Russell writes this harrowing tale of manipulation, grooming, and assault from the … Continue reading

3 Things to take away from Aminatou Sow’s and Ann Friedman’s book “Big Friendship”
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3 Things to take away from Aminatou Sow’s and Ann Friedman’s book “Big Friendship”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. 2020 has been an interesting year to say the least. It has made a lot of us rethink our goals, our relationships, and our personal boundaries. But just because we are all … Continue reading

“Nonbinary”: Exploring gender and identity
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“Nonbinary”: Exploring gender and identity


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. Literature – the writing and telling of stories – has always been a way for marginalised groups to express themselves in ways that mainstream culture would not allow. It allows cis people, … Continue reading