by Þóra Hjörleifsdóttir
Magma is an poetical novella at first written in Icelandic and then translated to English by Meg Matich. Be an audience member to the thoughts and feelings of a woman in a toxic relationship, as she rationalises the suffering and pain she feels for the sake of love. This book provides an uncomfortable read in many places, and ultimately inspires thought on the ugliness of relationships and human nature. A quick read which makes it even more worth picking up and giving a go.
A Promised Land
by Barack Obama
A biography which lives up to the reputation of the leader. This is full to bursting point with insight into both his political and personal life. A must read for not just those interested in politics, but those who wonder what holding such massive power and responsibility entails. This book provides an honest view of Barack Obama’s rise to power, his time in office, and the work and sacrifice he and those around him put in.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
by V.E. Schwab
Living forever seems like a dream come true but what if it was actually meant as a curse? This fantasy novel follows the invisible life of Addie LaRue as she explores the world and tries to leave her mark. This is a book meant for curling up in a chair and relaxing with. I believe ultimately it lacked the punch needed to make it a page turner, but definitely a good read.