The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré (book review) – a girl’s fight for education in Nigeria

The Girl with the Louding Voice tells an incredibly inspiring story of a young girl from Nigeria. It presents the realities of girls born in poor families in rural Nigeria and how domestic slavery is the beaten path for many of them. A story I recommend reading with all my heart!

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (book review) – self-education, mystery, and celebration of nature

I started reading "Where the Crawdads Sing" with no expectations and I was completely swept off my feet! It got me hooked up from the first pages and I managed to read it in only 2 nights - the classic "one more chapter and then I go to sleep" until 2 AM ...

Educated by Tara Westover (book review) – a story of will and family tangles

During this summer I was so fortunate to receive 18 books (as a surprise!) from dear friends of mine ❤ Fiction stories, memoirs, personal development books - a wonderful mix that will keep me busy (at least) for the rest of the year. One of these books was "Educated" by Tara Westover, an incredible story that immediately caught my attention.

The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse (book review) – a story about purpose, courage, and mastering the game

I heard of "The Glass Bead Game" from two very different sources - a discussion about education systems and a training about storytelling. When I saw it on the list of books I can borrow from Bookster (the modern library for companies), I knew it was the moment to take on the challenge of reading it.