How can I resist a tag that involves recommending books? Isn't this what all bookworms enjoy to do? 🙂 Thank you Ally for creating this amazing tag! Let's go!
Travelling to other countries sounds like something that was happening ages ago, isn't it? Thank God we have books! Join me on my journey to discover Africa through written stories!
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! 💐
Transcendent Kingdom is a touching story that covers difficult topics such as addiction, mental health, and immigration. The story of Gifty and her family is heartbreaking, and illustrates not only the hardships of Black immigrants in the USA, but also how mental health issues take a toll on the whole family. Definitely one of those books that I'll recommend to all my friends!
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!
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)
For the 2020 favourites post I asked my closest friends to join me and share their favourite books of the year. The result is an extraordinary reading list with inspiring fiction and non-fiction books, a list infinitely better than what I could have written only based on my 2020 books.
Inspired by Top Ten Tuesday, today I share with you a list of books to read this fall. All these books remind me of autumn - either I read them during autumn-ish days, or the mood of the book takes me to autumn land. If any of the books catch you attention, you can read … Continue reading Ten books to read this fall (Top Ten Tuesday)
"Homegoing" is a beautiful and heartbreaking saga of multiple generations descending from Ghana. Even though it tackles tough issues as racism and slavery, colonialism and (lack of) integration, the compassionate tone helps the reader make sense of the impact ancestry has on each character.