5 years of blogging and reading plans for Autumn

So ... I've been blogging for 5 years. That's a lot. Half a decade - that sounds even longer! I am super grateful that I managed to maintain this hobby for such a long time, writing book reviews and other book-related discussions. I would also like to thank all of you who read my posts, … Continue reading 5 years of blogging and reading plans for Autumn

Why should you read stories about cultures that are different from your own?

Well, the short answer is - to avoid the "danger of a single story" (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie). Now let me get to the longer and (hopefully) more interesting answer 🙂 It starts with the talk The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie that I discovered after reading her book Americanah (my review). … Continue reading Why should you read stories about cultures that are different from your own?

The award for the most consuming and heartrending book I’ve ever read goes to: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara (book review)

I must have heard of A Little Life from other bloggers. None of my friends read it, something I found out when I was craving to discuss it with someone. So - thank you, dear bloggers, for bringing A Little Life to my life.

What I’m reading in July 2021: dystopia, dystopia, dystopia … and a bit of fantasy

July is here! It's a time of celebrations - my birthday and our wedding anniversary are the highlights of the month 🥳 Plus the excitement of the upcoming summer holiday in August ☀️  Let's get to the bookish side of life! July seems to be all about dystopian stories, with a touch of fantasy. Finishing … Continue reading What I’m reading in July 2021: dystopia, dystopia, dystopia … and a bit of fantasy

What I’m reading in June 2021: about race, normal people, and the amazing MaddAddam trilogy

My reading in May and June was expected to slow down because of changes happening in my life - we are moving house, meaning a lot of packing, unpacking, unpacking even more, organizing, and decorating. While I enjoy a lot the whole process, it is quite energy draining, taking most of my mental space during … Continue reading What I’m reading in June 2021: about race, normal people, and the amazing MaddAddam trilogy

What I’m reading in May 2021: about immigration, colorism, and an Artificial Friend called Klara

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!

What I’m reading in April 2021: amazing fiction stories of women from Nigeria, Korea, and the UK

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! 📚

What I’m reading in March 2021: from classic Toni Morrison to contemporary Yaa Gyasi and Elif Shafak

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.