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Yoricke_SouthAfrica

Yoricke_SouthAfrica

Joined April 2019

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Starting the last instalment in The Silent Years series. I love this series 👌👌👌

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Pickpick

This was the 3rd book in The Silent Years Series.
This is a wonderful series that details the 400 years between the Old Testament and The New Testament as told through the eyes of specific women.

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This is the third book in The Silent Years series. I can't read these books fast enough. Love, love, love ❤️❤️❤️

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Pickpick

I am absolutely loving this series!!! The series delves into the 400 years between the Old Testament and the New Testament. The author refers to this time as The Silent Years. Eye opening.

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This is the 2nd book in The Silent Years series. So far I'm really enjoying this series.

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Pickpick

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I've read a lot of books about Egypt and Cleopatra as well as Roman history, which made this book all the more enjoyable. Looking forward to the 2nd book in the series 👌

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The 1st book in a series of 4. I love this theme 🤩

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Pickpick

This book came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. Brilliant writing, and a book that will have you laughing with joy and weeping with sorrow. A multi-generational book that I truly wished never ended. I loved it!

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This book also comes highly recommended 😍

Suet624 Definitely 2mo
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Pickpick

I'm always hesitant to claim a book as "one of the best I've ever read", as I've read so many great books, however this book truly deserves the title. What a phenomenal story this has been! A heartwarming and heartbreaking story of Soviet Georgia, from WW1 until the country breaks from the Soviet Union, focused on the impact on one family over many generations. I was absolutely hooked from the very first page. Brilliant!

Suet624 Congrats! That‘s a hefty hunk of paper! 2mo
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This book came highly recommended. I waited almost 4 weeks for it to arrive. Now I'm ready for this almost 1000 page book. I do love Big Books 💜🤩

Bklover Have you started this one? I just bought it myself. 2mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @Bklover I did, I'm almost done with it. It is one of the best books I've ever read. Fantastic story and really good writing. 2mo
Bklover Oooh, thanks! Now I‘m feeling inspired! 2mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @Bklover I'll write a review once I'm done (not that I'm the best review writer). I actually don't want this book to end, it's been such an wonderful journey. Please let me know what you think of it. 2mo
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I really enjoyed this book. It was exactly what I was in the mood for. Think I will be reading a lot more of this author's books. She has a similar style to Jilly Cooper or Anita Burgh.. good story, lots of characters and lots of drama, but still a fairly light and enjoyable read.

Cortg It‘s been over 20 years but I remember really enjoying Tara Road by Binchy. There was also a 90‘s movie with Minnie Driver done on Circle of Friends that was decent. Tara Road had a movie but I remember that one being bad. Cheers to discovering authors! 3mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @Cortg It really is such a pleasure to discover a new author with such an extension list of books. Thank you so much for the info, I'm definitely going to look into the movie and add Tara road as a next read. 3mo
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Another author recommended to by a reader's group. So far I'm really enjoying this book.

perfectsinner I enjoy her! 3mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @perfectsinner It's always a bonus when you find a new author that you enjoy and they have so many books. It's like finding hidden treasures 🤩 3mo
perfectsinner Absolutely! 😊 3mo
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Pickpick

This book was a treat. I watched the movie many, many years ago, but as is mostly the case, I enjoyed the book much more

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Asked for some book recommendation in a favourite book group and this author was recommended. I'm really enjoying this book so far.

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Die Uitgespoeldes | Dalene Matthee
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Quite excited to read another book by one of South Africa's legendary great authors.

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As Sure As the Dawn | Francine Rivers
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This is the third and last book in The Mark of the Lion series. Honestly one of the best series I've ever read. Truly a 5 star series. Just wonderful!!

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As Sure As the Dawn | Francine Rivers
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Starting with the 3rd and last book in the series 💜

Rachbb3 So good! 4mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @Rachbb3 In my top favourites list! 4mo
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Echo in the Darkness | Francine Rivers
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The 2nd book in The Mark of the Lion series is phenomenal. I've read this series a few times, and will probably read this series again in the future. Brilliant writing.

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Echo in the Darkness | Francine Rivers
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The 2nd book in The Mark of the Lion series. I just love this series 💜💜💜

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A Voice in the Wind | Francine Rivers
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Every time I read this series, I love it even more 💜

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Enchanted_Bibliophile ♥ This one 5mo
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A Voice in the Wind | Francine Rivers
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I have read The Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers at least three times before. This will be my fourth time. This series remains in my top favourites books of all time. Phenomenal books!!

jdiehr So good! 5mo
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Fahrenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury
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So many great reviews, and a long standing book on my "must read" list.
Time to get into this one ??

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Pickpick

Although this is not my typical genre, I really enjoyed this book. Kept my hooked from the very 1st page.

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Time for something different 😊

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Mehso-so

This was an interesting story, and a well written book.
The ending was a little disappointing.

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This book has been on my list for quite some time (Stack add, because of great reviews of this platform 😊).
Looking forward to getting into it.

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark Sullivan
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What a fantastic book. I've read quite a number of books on the topic of WWII, but this book ranks right up there with the best on the topic.
Highly, highly recommend!
5 stars

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark Sullivan
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I've been wanting to read this book for a long time!

TheSpineView Really good story. A little slow at first but once it get going I couldn't put it down. 6mo
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American Dirt | Jeanine Cummins
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This book was brilliant. Gripping, thought provoking and very real.
Highly recommended.

rachaich This was such a read, it stuck with me for s long time. 6mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @rachaich It really is. It's still with me. I spoke of this story just yesterday. 6mo
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American Dirt | Jeanine Cummins
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This book hooked me from the very first page.

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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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After battling with the first chapter of this book, I was pleasantly surprised by how well the author has been able to find humour in our country's very dark history.
Even with the comedic sense, the author was still able to bring across the seriousness of the topics that he covers.
This book is well worth the praise it has received and most definitely well worth a read!

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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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Starting this book by my fellow South African, Trevor Noah.

Santie Oh my word you‘re in for a treat!!! It‘s so GOOD. I wish I could read it again but it‘s comedy so you can‘t read it many times over without the novelty wearing off. Enjoy 🤩 7mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile I've tried this one multiple times, but I can't seem to get past the first chapter. Will be on the look out for what your thoughts are on it as a fellow SA 7mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @Enchanted_Bibliophile I'll be honest, I was very hesitant to read this book. After chapter 1, I was put off. I'm on chapter 9 now. It did get better. Let's see where it takes us... 7mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @SantieWantie I'm so glad you enjoyed it so much. I've had a very giggles, but I'm only a few chapters in. 7mo
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The Angel Tree | Lucinda Riley
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This book was surprisingly fantastic. It gave me serious Downton Abbey feels. Also reminded me of Anita Burgh, an author my granny and I used to read together.
A beautiful English family drama that includes a Welsh family mansion, Hollywood beauties and lots of intrigue.

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The Angel Tree | Lucinda Riley
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Opting for some light reading.

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Pickpick

This was a very unique book. I've come to expect great and wonderful things from this author, and this book did not disappoint.
I would suggest researching this book before jumping in, as I believe this is the type of book that not only has entertainment value, but also a healing value to it, at the right time.

ozma.of.oz I felt the same way! ❤️ 7mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @ozma.of.oz It is a very special book. Quite hard to describe in words. 💜 7mo
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I am so excited to read this book. I absolutely loved the Cerulean Sea.

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Koors | Deon Meyer
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Having now read this book in both English and the originally written language Afrikaans, I even more maintain that this is my top favourites read of 2021!
Phenomenal book!!

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Koors | Deon Meyer
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Although I originally read this book in English, Fever, and absolutely loved it, I have to read it in the language it was first written in, Afrikaans, which is also my mother tongue.
It is such a phenomenal story, I will probably read it a few more times in my lifetime. Absolutely 5 star book!

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The Promise | Damon Galgut
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Mehso-so

Although I enjoyed this book, I, at times, battled to follow the narrative due the author jumping from one character to the next.
It was, nonetheless, a good story, well worth the read.

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The Promise | Damon Galgut
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Another fantastic South African author, with a story set in my beautiful home country.
This novel won the 2021 Booker Prize.
I'm very excited to read it.

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Pickpick

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author did a wonderful job of bringing India to life, and sharing the beautiful culture in this book.

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As I enjoyed The Henna Artist, I thought I'd try this book as well.

Mccall0113 Equally as good :) 8mo
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The Henna Artist | Alka Joshi
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I enjoyed this book. As a historical fictional book, I found it to be an "easy", yet still intriguing book.
I found the history about India fascinating and appreciated the research that was done by the author.

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The Henna Artist | Alka Joshi
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This book has been on my list far too long

nichollinlove It's a good one! 9mo
Yoricke_SouthAfrica @nichollinlove I'm really looking forward to it. 9mo
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Emperor of Rome | Robert Fabbri
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I completed the Vespasian series and thoroughly enjoyed it! What started as an interest in Cleopatra, led me all the way to the Roman Empire.
This series was brilliantly written. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in Roman history.
True 5 star rating.

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Emperor of Rome | Robert Fabbri
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Starting the 9th, and last book in the Vespasian series. What a phenomenal series it has been so far.