Your Christian Bookshelves are So White!

One of the Instagram challenges for The Unread Shelf Project in March 2018 was to read books from your TBR by people of colour (POC) since its Black History Month in the US. I scanned my shelve and picked up a year old thrifted copy of Toni Morrisson's Sula. In January, I scolded myself for borrowing … Continue reading Your Christian Bookshelves are So White!

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When It’s Never About You By Ilene S. Cohen PhD

Title: When It's Never About You: The People-Pleaser's Guide to Reclaiming Your Health, Happiness and Personal Freedom Author: Ilene S. Cohen PhD. Publisher: Harte & Co Publishing  Page Count: 236 Pages Publication Date:  October 10, 2017 Dr Cohen would like readers of her book When Its' Never About You to recognise the difference between selfish and self-full … Continue reading When It’s Never About You By Ilene S. Cohen PhD

Books Set Outside The Western World Vol. 2

Hello from cold and wet Nairobi! The rainy season is finally upon us and there is nothing better than snuggling with your favourite hot drink and a good book.  As a reader over the last two years, I have been keen on diversifying the stories that I have been reading. Hence a while ago I … Continue reading Books Set Outside The Western World Vol. 2

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle T. Lemmon

Title: The Dressmaker of Khair Khana: Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe Author: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Publisher: John Murray Publication Date: 2011 Genre: Biography/Memoir This book has been on my radar for YEARS. Since I could not locate it from my local booksellers, I removed it … Continue reading The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle T. Lemmon

2017 Reading Goals Revisited

Happy New year friends! I am so grateful for all the people who have supported this blog over the years. Before I share my 2018 bookish goals and projects in this post, I would like to reflect on how I did in 2017. Read 50 books for the Goodreads Reading Challenge Given my reading slumps,  … Continue reading 2017 Reading Goals Revisited

Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë

Title: Agnes Grey Author: Anne Brontë Publisher: Penguin Page Count: 302 Pages (Paperback) Agnes Grey is the diary of a clergyman's daughter who is forced by her family's financial circumstances to seek employment as a governess. Unfortunately, she is forced to deal with her less than enthusiastic charges but still holds the belief that she will be … Continue reading Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë

Embracing Bookish Minimalism

Owning very many unread books does not spark joy. At least not anymore. There.  I said it. If you are short on shelf space like I am, you will understand the constant need for arranging, re-arranging and dusting that it is required to maintain an IG-worthy semblance of a  bookshelf. Especially cookbooks. Don't get me even … Continue reading Embracing Bookish Minimalism

A Moonless Starless Sky by Alexis Okeowo

Title: A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Men and Women Fighting Extremism in Africa Author: Alexis Okeowo Publisher: Hachette Books Page Count: 256 Pages (Hardback) Publication Date:  3 October 2017 Genre: Multicultural Interest, African Non-fiction Alexis never really felt connected to the African continent until she took up a 10- month internship in Uganda. This prompted her to … Continue reading A Moonless Starless Sky by Alexis Okeowo

The Activist Director by Ira M. Millstein

Title: The Activist Director: Lessons from the Boardroom and the Future of the Corporation Author: Ira M. Millstein Publisher: Columbia University Press Page Count: 240 Pages (Hardback) Publication Date: 20 December 2016 Genre: Non-fiction, Business & Investing One of the major issues that emerged during the 2007/8 global financial crisis was corporate governance and sustainability. Given his … Continue reading The Activist Director by Ira M. Millstein

Worth It by Amanda Steinberg

Title: Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms Author: Amanda Steinberg Pages: 288 (Hardback) Publisher: North Star Way, imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc Publishing Date: 7 February 2017 Genre: Non-Fiction, Business & Investing Ms Steinberg begins this book by sharing some statistics on numbers showing the pay gap between men and women in the USA.  It … Continue reading Worth It by Amanda Steinberg