TOP TEN TUESDAY | BOOKS ON MY AUTUMN TBR

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  I’ve been a bit out of the loop on new releases since getting back into books (I’ve been focusing on catching up with everything I’ve missed – which is, apparently, a LOT), so this post was a lot of fun. It gave me a chance to look up some most-anticipated-books-of-2017 lists, check out some other people’s lists and peruse… Read more »

MAN BOOKER PRIZE | 2017 SHORTLIST & TBR UPDATE

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  Though I got myself out of the loop in the past few weeks, one literary happening did make it onto my radar: the announcement of the Man Booker 2017 shortlist! You might remember I wrote a post about the longlist and discussed which books I was interested in reading from it. In case you are new here or need to… Read more »

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 »