PRIDE MONTH: BOOKS BY QUEER AUTHORS

Homosexuality has been considered a crime and was punishable by imprisonment or prosecution. However, certain countries have legalised homosexuality, it still remains a crime in certain countries. Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honour the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a turning point for the Gay Liberation …

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MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF JUNE 2018

A beginning of a new month brings with it hope and a long list of books to add to your to-read list. So, here's a list of books, a few of which I'm looking forward to reading and which are most anticipated in general: (All synopses is from Goodreads.) A REAPER AT THE GATES  BY SABAA TAHIR …

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PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF by RICK RIORDAN

  Rating: 3.5 stars "Poseidon, Earthshaker, Stormbringer, Father of horses. Hail, Perseus Jackson, Son of the Sea God.” The Lightning Thief is the first book in Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan and is based on Greek Mythology. Percy,  a twelve-year-old of Yancy Academy, diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD has trouble focusing on his schoolwork and …

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STORY OF YOUR LIFE by TED CHIANG

Rating: 3 stars “Living with you will be like aiming for a moving target; you'll always be further along than I expect.” Story of Your Life is narrated by linguist Dr Louise Banks. The story, addressed to her daughter, alternates between recounting the past, living the present: the coming of the aliens and the deciphering of their language; …

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THE HOUNDS OF THE BASKERVILLES by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

Rating: 4 stars “There is nothing more stimulating than a case where everything goes against you.”  Mortimer reveals an 18th-century manuscript and narrates the legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles. Hugo Baskerville was captured and imprisoned at the Baskerville estate located in the remote moor of Devonshire and was murdered by a hound late one …

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THE SIGN OF FOUR by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

Rating: 3 stars “You know my methods. Apply them.”  Mary Morstan presents a stimulating case before Sherlock Holmes. In December 1878, her father had telegraphed her upon his safe return from India and beseeched her to meet him at the Langham Hotel in London. Mary when arrived at the hotel, she was informed her father had gone out …

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