In the past month I read almost 4 books - an interesting blend of stories about a family of Congo who immigrates in the USA, a dystopian story where children have Artificial Friends, about colorism and what it's like to be Black and pass as white. To many more months as prolific as this one in terms of learning about the world!
All books I read during the past month had women as main characters - and I did not plan for this! 🙂 I finished reading 4 amazing and inspiring stories, happening in different parts of the world. Historical fiction, mystery fiction, contemporary fiction - let all fiction books come to me! 📚
Margaret Atwood said that dystopian stories are like a signpost saying "bad future ahead if you go this way" - I love this metaphor! And dystopia seems to be one of my favourite genres, based on my recent reads. Here are 10 dystopian books that I enjoyed reading, in a random-aesthetically-pleasing order 🙂
The beginning of Spring was a good period for reading. From mid-February to mid-March I read 4 books - from dystopia to historical fiction, from classic Toni Morrison to contemporary Yaa Gyasi and Elif Shafak. This month was also rich in terms of geographical locations: Ghana, England, and Turkey, among others.
A list of amazing women from fiction books. Fighters and scientists, mothers and carers, these women shaped the imaginary words from which they come from. Happy 8th of March! 💐
At the beginning of 2021 I discovered the amazing world of online events featuring writers. Fueled by the ongoing pandemic, several book discussions moved in the online realm, being accessible for significantly larger audiences. Don't get me wrong, I definitely prefer attending events in person, there's a certain energy that cannot be replace by a … Continue reading Getting to know my favourite authors via online events – Margaret Atwood, Yaa Gyasi, and more!
5 books read this month, and what a mix of bookish experiences - I "travelled" from the UK (Oxford) and Turkey (Istanbul) to Australia and New Zealand, then to Japan, Uganda, and even North America! Not bad for a month spent entirely at home 🙂
Back in December 2020 I shared about my short and quite unsuccessful experience with Edelweiss. Based on the comments I received to that post from fellow bloggers, I decided to try Netgalley as well ... My conclusion after less than 2 months: Netgalley is THE place for bloggers to receive advanced reading copies!
January 2021 was a very prolific in terms of reading, especially reading Japanese authors! As part of the Japanese literature challenge, in this post I share 4 books I read this month, plus other recommendations and ideas.
2020, the year of staying at home, was also the year of reading and discovering amazing authors! I join this week's Top Ten Tuesday by sharing 10 new-to-me authors that I read in 2020. Overall, I am grateful that I managed to expand my reading horizon by exploring more authors of colour and contemporary authors. … Continue reading New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020 (Top Ten Tuesday)