Carina Pereira

Carina Pereira, born in ‘87, in Portugal. Moved to Belgium in 2011, and to Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in 2019. Avid reader, changing interests as the mods strikes. Whiles away the time by improvising stand-up routines she’ll never get to perform. Books are a life-long affair, audiobooks a life-changing discovery of adulthood. Selling books by day, writer by night. Contact

Words Fail Me: Why the Miscommunication Trope is Here To Stay

The miscommunication trope can be frustrating, but it's also realistic, and extending sympathy to these characters can be good practice.

What Is NRN And Why You Should Give It A Try

You've got your TBR and your DNF, but do you have a NRN? What an NRN is and why you might like to use it.

19 Of The Best Ethiopian Books

From novels to nonfiction, adult titles to children's books, these are the best Ethiopian books to read by Ethiopian authors, like The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste.

Quiz: Should You Stop Buying Books?

Be honest: should you stop buying books? This is the hardest question a reader can ask themselves, so take this quiz if you dare.

18 Fiction Books About Cultural Traditions

Find children's books, YA, and adult fiction books about cultural traditions as a way to explore the world, including Just Your Local Bisexual Disaster by Andrea Mosqueda.

The Bane Of My Bookish Existence: I Can’t Read Nonfiction In Print

When trying to read even the most interesting nonfiction books in print, I abandon them for fiction. Nonfiction audiobooks are my saviour in this.

On Enjoying Book Adaptations For What They Are

On appreciating book adaptations for what it is, taking a step back from what we have read and considering it a solo adventure.

18 Graphic Novels and Graphic Nonfiction Books From Around The World

From Brazil to Nigeria to China, these graphic novels and graphic nonfiction books, including Two Brothers by Gabriel Bá and Fábio Moon, will give you a glimpse into the lives of people around the world.

28 Must-Read Queer Literary Fiction Books

Looking to read more queer litfic? Here are some of the most enduring and thought-provoking queer literary fiction books you need to read.

12 EMMA Retellings You Should Buy Right Now

These retellings, including Love Decoded by Jennifer Yen, take their inspiration from Emma by Jane Austen, but they all provide a unique spin on the premise.