TOP TEN TUESDAY | OLD BOOKS I WANT TO RE-READ

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  I’ve been blogging for such a long time that it’s tempting to feel as if my blog is a sort of living record of my reading history. But the truth is that I’ve only been blogging for about seven years, on and off, so there’s a lot of my life prior to blogging when I was reading without any… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | CITIZEN – CLAUDIA RANKINE

  **NOTE: I wrote this review shortly after reading the book in 2015, but never got around to publishing it – so this is actually an older review!** I don’t normally read poetry, but I’ve heard so much about this book in my blogging community over the past year or so, that I was curious. I ended up reading it… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS I STRUGGLED WITH BUT AM GLAD I READ

  When I look back over my reading history, there are always some books that stand out as having been difficult – usually because of the length, but sometimes because of the content (or a combo of both) – and that I’m particularly proud to have completed. Often these books are also ones that have had a deep impact on… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | AUTUMN – ALI SMITH

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  I’ve been meaning to read Ali Smith for ages. I have her previous novel, How To Be Both, but was put off by the historic section and never picked it up. I then tried reading some of her short stories, and discovered that I very much enjoyed them – which is why I decided to finally take a foray… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | AMERICANAH – CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

  I’m so glad I finally got around to reading this book, after years of guiltily skimming past its spine on my bookshelf. It’s the first novel I’ve read by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, though I’ve read and loved her two short non-fiction works, We Should All Be Feminists (which you must read if you haven’t already) and Dear Ijeawele, Or A… Read more »

TOP TEN TUESDAY | IF I TAUGHT A CLASS ON FEMINISM…

  I did lots of Women’s Studies classes in College, but I also read a lot of books on feminism, gender and women’s issues outside of the syllabus – and I’ve continued to read and gather books that relate to these topics. Now that I have a daughter to raise, my interest has been revived and I am looking back… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE – AIMEE BENDER

  The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is the story of a young girl, Rose Edelstein, who discovers one day that she can taste more in her food than its flavours. She can taste her mother’s restlessness and emptiness, she can taste if the cook was in a rush, or if he was angry. Over time, her special sense develops… Read more »