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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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Review: Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

“To Suubi, life was daytime coming and going, night-time arriving and departing so that life carried her along.” Genre: Historical Fiction Pages: 411 Published: 18th June 2014 Rate: 5 stars Goodreads Synopsis Uganda’s history reimagined through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan in an award-winning debut.In 1750, Kintu Kidda unleashes a curse that will… Continue reading Review: Kintu by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Bookish · Books · Reading Challenges

The Something Bookish Reading Challenge 2021 Wrap Up

I took part in the Something Bookish Challenge this year created by Amyn and it was quite exciting and I got to read out of my comfort zone which I a truly am grateful for. Out of the 24 prompts I managed to do 21 which is impressive, if I do say so myself. Today… Continue reading The Something Bookish Reading Challenge 2021 Wrap Up

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8 Of My New Favorite Authors of 2021

Reader, this year I have managed to read amazing books written by brilliant authors. Some old, some new and today I want to share 9 from the new that I absolutely love(d). Alternative title, authors I’ll read anything and everything they write. The Authors Elif Shafak. I read Honour and my mind was blown. I… Continue reading 8 Of My New Favorite Authors of 2021

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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 Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey

"Everything in the world had a story. He had a story too. He would write his story one day, and write about the mermaid" Genre: Fiction, Magical Realism Pages: 187 Rate: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Goodreads Synopsis Near the island of Black Conch, a fisherman sings to himself while waiting for a catch. But David attracts a… Continue reading Review: The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey