Review

Review: How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue

“I’m waiting and waiting for a response and I’ve got nothing to do but more waiting so I’ll wait until I have nothing else to do but wait.” Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 364 Published: 9th March 2021 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis So begins Imbolo Mbue’s powerful second novel, How Beautiful We Were. Set in the… Continue reading Review: How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue

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Review: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

“Believe in your values and your rules, but never Lord them over others.” Genre: Literary Fiction Pages: 354 Published: 1st March 2009 Rate: 4 stars Goodreads Synopsis Ella Rubenstein is forty years old and unhappily married when she takes a job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first assignment is to read and… Continue reading Review: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

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Did I Do It?? // Checking In On My 2021 Goals and Challenges

Hi Reader! I hope you are doing well and that you have been reading some good books. The last few days of December for me are usually for reflecting and taking stock. On today’s post I wanted to share the status of my goals and reading challenges of 2021 and we can both see I… Continue reading Did I Do It?? // Checking In On My 2021 Goals and Challenges

Coffee Break

Coffee Break: I Read A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Reader, it has been months since I finished reading A Little Life and promising to share my thoughts. Forgive me, it took me longer than expected and mostly that’s because I didn’t want to get back to this book and its characters. I have tried writing a review but it has proven difficult, so let… Continue reading Coffee Break: I Read A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Books

Review: Buried Beneath The Baobab Tree by Adoabi Tricia Nwaubani

"A name can influence a person's behaviour or circumstances. It can play a huge role in who or what your child becomes in life. Your child's name is your child's destiny." Genre: Young Adult Pages: 330 Rate: 3.5 ⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Based on interviews with young women who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, this poignant… Continue reading Review: Buried Beneath The Baobab Tree by Adoabi Tricia Nwaubani

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Review: The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

"Fresh starts were good; that separateness was where you could feel yourself, where you could learn who you were apart from everyone else." Genre: Domestic Fiction Pages: 245 Published: August 4, 2020 Rate: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Raised by a distant father and an understanding but overprotective mother, Vivek suffers disorienting blackouts, moments of disconnection… Continue reading Review: The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi