Category: Coming of Age

The Lying Life of Adults – Elena Ferrante

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Teenager Giovanni learns about the lies adults are capable of ❝ Giovanni is a 13 year old living in Naples. One day she overhears her father compare her to her Aunt Vittoria, a woman the whole family despises. Hurt but also… Continue Reading “The Lying Life of Adults – Elena Ferrante”

The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jodie A successful young woman’s life spirals into a depressive breakdown. ⫸ “Esther Greenwood’s story is remarkably similar to Sylvia Plath’s own life and struggles and is considered autobiographical fiction, despite being written under a pseudonym. “Esther is an… Continue Reading “The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath”

Normal People – Sally Rooney

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Jodie Marianne and Connell  struggle to define themselves in their on-again, off-again relationship ✚ “Normal People follows the lives and  relationship of Irish students Connell and Marianne. Born to different social classes, the two experience fluctuating power struggles and divisions.… Continue Reading “Normal People – Sally Rooney”

The Children’s Book – A S Byatt

READ FOR BOOKERTHON Loosely based on the life of E Nesbit, The Children’s Book follows the lives of several inter-related families from 1895 through WWI. ❚ “The Wellwood family consists of Olive, Humphrey, Olive’s sister Violet, and many children. They are Fabians, living in… Continue Reading “The Children’s Book – A S Byatt”

Mister Pip – Lloyd Jones

READ FOR BOOKERTHON In the world of Mister Pip, reading Dickens represents salvation for a community ravaged by conflict. ⚈ “Lloyd Jones’s novel is set in a village on the Papua New Guinea island of Bougainville during the 1990s civil war. Jones covered it as… Continue Reading “Mister Pip – Lloyd Jones”