Month: September 2015

The Fishermen – Chigozie Obioma

READ FOR BOOKERTHON In a Nigerian town in the mid 1990s, four brothers encounter a madman whose mystic prophecy of violence threatens the core of their close-knit family.   ❍ “This is a powerful account of four brothers, their run in with the local madman,…

A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Child abuse survivor Jude St Francis moves to New York with three friends, all ready to make their way in life. Yet their greatest challenge, each comes to realise, is Jude, a talented litigator but an increasingly broken man who is haunted by traumas he fears he’ll…

The Colour Of Water – James McBride

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Sonya The memoir of a white woman by her black son. The book details Ruth’s difficult childhood but her ability to turn things around for her own children. ❍ “The Colour of Water was a great read, and I was moved by James’ account…