About Me

Hello nice people!

My name is Elif. I’m here to share my love of reading as well as the beautiful things that catch my eye.


I am interested in a lot of things so I try to read as much as I can. Japanese literature excites me, but I want to read at least one author from each country. My favourite genres are fiction, literary fiction, contemporary fiction, nonfiction, art, memoirs and travel. I also like books that combine art and literature or food and culture. 

You can contact me by sending me an email at hello(@)elifthereader.com.

I would love to hear from you!

Random Facts

  • I’m an expat living in one of the most amazing cities in the world!
  • I’ve majored in Translation & Interpretation and International Relations.
  • Whenever I see a bookstore, I spend at least twenty minutes staring at books. No excuses.
  • I have arachnophobia. I’m trying to get over it.
  • I think I like Japanese literature best.
  • If I don’t eat fruit in a day, I think I’ll be ill.
  • I hate talking while riding in a car.
  • I LOVE Van Gogh and impressionism.
  • I spend a lot of time browsing home plans. I don’t know why.
  • I’m married to the most amazing guy I know.
  • If I see someone cry, I’ll end up crying as well.
  • I hug trees and talk to squirrels when nobody is looking.