Nanjiba Recommends: Wonder by R.J Palacio

R.J. (Raquel Jaramillo) Palacio lives in New York with her husband, two sons and two dogs. For more than twenty years she was an art director and graphic designer, designing book jackets for other people while waiting for the perfect time in her life to start writing her own novel. But one day several years…

Nanjiba Recommends: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

  Jerry Spinelli grew up in rural Pennsylvania and went to college at Gettysburg College and Johns Hopkins University. He has published more than 25 books and has six children and 16 grandchildren. Spinelli began writing aged 16 after his high school football team won a big game. He went home and wrote a poem…

Nanjiba Recommends: Shadow Web by N.M Browne

N.M Browne was born in Burnley, Lancs (England) and lived not too far from Pendle Hill – the haunt of witches and all manner of strangeness. Her parents were both Welsh and teachers, and her father was also a painter. This background inspired a fascination with all things Celtic and an interest in how earlier…

Nanjiba Recommends: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Erin Morgenstern is a writer and a multimedia artist, who describes all her work as “fairy tales in one way or another.” She grew up in Marshfield, Massachusetts. She currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts with two very fluffy cats. Her books include adult novels: Flax-Golden Tales and The Night Circus. The Goodreads website states that…

Nanjiba Recommends – All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher

Carrie Hope Fletcher is an actress, singer, songwriter, author and a well-known youtuber with her YouTube channel ‘ItsWayPastMyBedtime’. She has over 600,000 subscribers and makes videos on advice for her audience, her love of Disney and covering her favourite songs and original work. She is also the sister of McFly member Tom Fletcher, but has…

Nanjiba Recommends: One Plus One by Jojo Moyes

Jojo Moyes is a British novelist who studied at Royal Holloway, University of London and is married to journalist Charles Arthur with three children. She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City, University of London and then worked for The Independent for 10 years. In 2001 she became a full-time novelist. In…

Nanjiba Recommends: Fangirl

Rainbow Rowell is a writer who lives in Nebraska with her husband and two sons. She writes about both adults and teenagers. Her books include: Eleanor & Park, Attachments, Landline, Carry On, and Kindred Spirits. Despite these different perspectives the two have one thing in common, the characters are people who talk a lot, people…

Nanjiba Recommends: The House We Grew Up In

Lisa Jewell had planned to write her first book when she was 50, she actually wrote it aged 27 after being made redundant from her job as a secretary. Her first book Ralph’s party (1998) was inspired by Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, a book about young people like herself living in London. She’s now a…

Nanjiba Recommends: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Nicola Yoon grew up in Jamaica (the Island) and Brooklyn (in Long Island). She now lives in Los Angeles California with her husband and daughter. Both she and her husband David Yoon spend their time talking about stories and reading to their 3-year old daughter, Penny. Everything, Everything is Nicola’s first novel. David created the…

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This month Nanjiba Recommends:  My Wattpad Love by Ariana Godoy For those of you may not know, Wattpad is a free website that allows users to create and read stories made by fellow writers. To date, 40 million people have joined this online community, and the site has a lot of contests, such as the…

Nanjiba Recommends: The Lunar Chronicles

As part of our book review series for our newsletter CEN8Times, Goldsmiths’ Sociology student Nanjiba Misbah shares her thoughts on The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer The Lunar Chronicles is a science fiction book series by Marissa Meyer. Meyer has created a unique world of Androids, Cyborgs, a futuristic Earth and creatures that have the…