Mini Review: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Image from HarperCollins UK.

Image from HarperCollins UK.

We Should All Be Feminists
Lena’s rating: 4 of 5 stars
Published: January 2014
Copy: Bought

We Should All Be Feminists is an essay that was adapted from a TED talk Adichie gave in 2013 about the topic of feminism. It is available as ebook or in paperback.

Adichie neatly and without pathos sums up what feminism is all about, what it means today (because haven’t we gotten past most of the inequality?) and how feminism actually is not only about women. Continue reading


5 Classics I Want To Read in 2015

Several classics have gathered on my shelves (and Kindle, mainly) over the years and the more I read, the more new ones I find that I want to read. But while I shovel them all on my Kindle (because they are freeee), there are few that I am as intent on to read as these. These are the classics I want to get to soon. Continue reading

Book Review: Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë

Agnes Grey Agnes Grey
Lena’s rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published: 1847
Copy: Bought

Agnes Grey is about a young lady who takes a post as governess to help her financially struggling family. But her occupation turns out to be far from the idyllic ideal Agnes had imagined: the children are unruly and the parents are not allowing her to discipline their children, but also don’t do it themselves. Agnes struggles as she is confronted with a lack of morals in these higher classes, that is so very foreign to her own nature. Continue reading

Book Review: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Since You've Been Gone Since You’ve Been Gone
Lena’s rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Published: May 2014
Copy: Bought

Emily and Sloane have been inseparable since Sloane moved to this town and they became friends. The outgoing Sloane was the shy Emily’s gate to the world and Emily couldn’t imagine a day without her best friend. But then, what was to be the best summer of their lives begins and Sloane is gone, she can’t be reached on her mobile and the only thing she left is a thirteen-point to-do-list for Emily. Desperate, Emily starts working on the list in the hope that it will lead her to her friend. Apple-picking at night: check, but kissing a stranger or even skinny-dipping? Not included in Emily’s comfort zone. Continue reading

Lena’s FridayReads (16 Jan 2015)

The Roaring Girl and Other City Comedies I will be reading another book for university this weekend – Roaring Girl by Thomas Dekker. This will be my last book for uni (or so I think. The last time I thought so I took another class the following semester. Oups.). Continue reading