Month: January 2016

Book Review: All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Rating: 9/10
Read this if: You love a good love story

High school. Boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. We’ve heard it all before. But never quite like this. I finished All the Bright Places in one sitting, and twenty-four hours later I am still reeling. Every once in a while, you read a book that mirrors that dark place of your soul, and finds a place in your heart forever. Jennifer Niven’s eighth book and first young adult novel has done that for me.

Book Review: The Pavement Bookworm by Philani Dlada

Rating: 6/10
Read this if: You’re in the mood to be inspired

The Pavement Bookworm is an important book. Not because it offers a unique style or narrative (it doesn’t) but because of what it represents – hope. Philani Dlada first came to our attention on social media around two years ago – he was the gentleman who sold books and book reviews on Empire Road and later Gleneagles Road. In his debut, an autobiography, he tells the story of his life – one filled with drugs, homelessness and ultimately finding redemption through his love of books.