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

6 Books to Tweak Your Career Outlook

The other day I listened to entrepreneur Myleik Teele talking about ending 2017 strong. She highlights a number of things that you can do set up your career for success in 2018 including setting mini-goals(and subsequent plan) on how to turn your current work situations around. Planning and goal setting can be daunting especially when tackling … Continue reading 6 Books to Tweak Your Career Outlook

Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

Title: Where We Belong Author: Lynn Austin Pages: 480 (Paperback) Publisher: Bethany House Publishing Date: 3 October 2017 Genre: Christian, Historical Fiction Where We Belong is set in the 19th Century and focuses on the lives of two socialite sisters (not by today's definition) who are eager to live beyond social dictates. Having lost his wife … Continue reading Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

2 For 1: Ghachar Ghochar & Memoirs of a Muhindi

One of my most vivid memories of growing up in the 90s in Kenya was spending my Sundays watching Indian shows like Junoon. Indian culture fascinates me because it is seemingly part of Kenyan everyday life from the masala tea, chapati, samosa, chevda (I had to mention all my favourite foods) but yet I barely … Continue reading 2 For 1: Ghachar Ghochar & Memoirs of a Muhindi

Life from Elsewhere by Amit Chaudhuri (Ed)

August was Women in Translation month. Though I found out about it a bit too late, it proved to be the perfect time to finally read Life from Elsewhere that had been gathering e-dust in my Kindle library. Title: Life from Elsewhere: Journeys through the World Literature Publisher: Pushkin Press Publication Date: 21 June 2016 … Continue reading Life from Elsewhere by Amit Chaudhuri (Ed)