All posts tagged: book recommendations

The Little Black Fish

The Little Black Fish by Samad Behrangi is a story of bravery and adventure. The Little Black Fish sets out on a journey to discover where his stream ends. He did not listen to the advice of his mother and neighbors about sticking to the stream but went out to explore the world. As a result, he found many new animals such as the frog, deer, crab and the harmful pelicans. The illustrations by Farshid Mesghali were unique. The pictures were mostly black and white with a few colors highlighted. This is a good book to inculcate a spark of adventure in little ones (5-7 years old). Thank you to Netgalley and Myrick Marketing & Media, LLC for the ARC. Rating: 5/5 Publication date: 16 April 2019 The Little Black Fish was originally published in 1968. Did you read this book? What do you think?⁣ Advertisements

Two Little Girls

Two Little Girls is a psychological thriller by Frances Vick. It is a story about two girls, Lisa, and Kirsty who are best friends. Unfortunately, Lisa dies and Kirsty gives evidence which helps catch the killer. Did that person kill Lisa or was he wrongly accused because of Lisa? Where is Lisa’s body and how did she die? These were the questions that haunted Lisa and she sets on a perilous journey to answer these questions when she becomes an adult. The mystery held until the end. Even when I was almost in the last few pages of the novel, I was suspicious about the motives of the characters and concerned about Lisa’s safety. The author did an excellent job sowing seeds of doubt in the readers’ mind at all the crucial points of the story. A few sections in the book could have been shortened, for example, the relationship between Lisa and her sister. Two Little Girls is a stellar read for psychological thriller bookworms. Thank you to @netgalley and @bookouture for the ARC. …

Yara’s Tawari Tree

Yara’s Tawari Tree is a children’s picture book written by Yossi Lapid.⁣ ⁣Tara lives in the Amazon forest with her mother and a pet bird, Chant. The forest was getting cleared tree by tree in the name of modernization. Tara saves one tiny seedling’s life by planting it in her garden. This story drives home an important point that when you protect nature, it protects you. ⁣ I loved the bright colors in this book, the greenery, the green parrot and the red dress of Tara. It is a perfect book to introduce the importance of plants to 3-5 year olds.⁣ Thank you to Netgalley and Independent Book Publishers Association for the ARC.⁣ Rating: 4/5⁣ Publication date: July 1, 2019⁣

A Room Away from the Wolves

Nova Ren Suma’s A Room Away from the wolves is a young adult fantasy novel. It is a coming-of-age novel which seems simple on the surface but has layered complexity beneath that deceptively calm veneer. Bina, the protagonist leases a room at Catherine house to get away from the wolves in her life. Bina’s story is a reverse fairy tale. She and her mom escape from her abusive father. Her mother gives up on her dreams of becoming an actress in New York city and marries a man who has two children. Bina and her step sisters hate one another, trouble her and take advantage of her. Bina’s mother becomes tired of Bina’s lies and her attempts to get back at her step sisters. She wants to send Bina to stay with her church friends for sometime and packs Bina’s suitcase. Bina leaves the house, but goes to Catherine House instead, a mystical place where her mother spent one glorious summer. The ending came at me like a bullet train and went away before I …