June Wrap Up 2022

At the beginning of June, I selected three books that I thought were manageable to get through. I was excited to read all of them because of the glowing reviews. Plus, June is Caribbean-American Heritage Month, so excellent time to read more Caribbean novels. Well, let’s just say one out of three was a hit!…

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Last . Now . Next

Last: PLEASANTVIEW by Celeste Mohammed I’ve seen numerous glowing reviews of this book. So, I thought it was a perfect selection for this month. Pleasantview is a fictional town in Trinidad, and the book highlights the dark side of living in the Caribbeans. The book is written in English and Trinidad Creole and consists of…

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Bookish Challenge #2

Here is another fun challenge from bookstagram #gettoknowmechallenge 5 Books I love Kindred Stay with Me Americanah A Girl is a Body of Water All About Love: New Visions 4 Auto-Buy Authors Toni Morrison bell hooks Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi Yaa Gyasi 3 Favorite Genre Literary Fiction Historical Fiction Nonfiction  2 Places I Love to Read…

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Bookish Challenge

Here’s a fun challenge going around on bookstagram #lastbooki: Last Book I… Bought: Pleasantview by Celeste Mohammed Borrowed: Citizen by Claudia Rankine Was Gifted: Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C. Ford Gave to Someone’s Else: All about Love by bell hooks Started: Communion by bell hooks Finished: Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? by Lizzie Damiola Blackburn…

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Kindred is genius, have you read it?

As humans, I think we are fixated on our realities. It is so easy for me to constantly focus on life’s difficulties, ruminating on how things could be better. But, until I encounter another individual, who openly shares their situation, I realize it could be far worse. Not to say my problems are not significant,…

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Wole Soyinka

So, this month I’m participating in the Afrocentric April Booksta Tour on Instagram. This tour highlights African books and authors. Today is day 20, and the prompt is an author new to you. Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka (Wole Soyinka) was born on July 13th, 1934, in western Nigeria and was the first African to be…

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Why do you read books?

So, one of the books I’m currently reading is How to Read a Book, a gem that I discovered on Instagram. It was first written by Mortimer J. Adler in 1940 and later updated in 1972, with Charles Van Doren joining as co-author. I’ve been reading this book off and on for roughly a month…

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March Wrapup 2022

I had such high reading hopes for March! I thought I would easily read 6 books this month. However, even though I had vacation days this month, I only managed to read 3 1/2 books. I’m still working on How to Read a Book, an impromptu addition. So far, the book has been fantastic, and…

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