Welcome to “A Bag Full of Stories”!

My name is Susana. On this little corner of the Internet, I share my love for stories, books and reading. Visit (almost) every Tuesday and Friday to find new bookish content – reviews, author spotlights, musings on a variety of topics, such as my favourite books, authors and subjects I like to read about, and much more besides.

I read different types of books, mainly fiction. My shelves are becoming filled with pages and pages of literary fiction, fantasy, adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, horror, dystopian novels and classics. On the other hand, I tend to avoid Young Adult and books solely focused on cheesy love stories. I really enjoy a compelling love story, but the book needs to have more to offer than that, such as beautifully crafted prose or a variety of interesting characters.

Since I’m from Portugal, some of the books that I read and review are Portuguese language editions. That is always the case with books by authors from Portuguese-speaking countries and, usually, also with books originally written in Spanish, Italian and French. Nevertheless, when I know that a translation into English is available, I try to mention both its title and the publisher.

For my book reviews, I use the following ratings:

1 star – Hate it
2 stars – Don’t like it
3 stars – It’s okay
4 stars – Like it
5 stars – Love it