March 2018 Revisited

In March 2018 I have read 12 books *cue happy dance* but a lot of them lean more to the romance genre than I care to admit. No, I am not trying to shame fans of the genre but I am keen on diversifying my reading. That said, I have not been doing so well … Continue reading March 2018 Revisited

The River Between by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Title:  The River Between Author: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o Publisher: East African Education Publishers Publication Date: 2007 (first published 1965) This book talks about how the Kikuyu people from Central Kenya dealt with the coming of the British settlers; first as Christian missionaries, then as the government establishment. Some of the natives became puritanical Christians and renounced their … Continue reading The River Between by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Song of a Captive Bird By Jasmin Darznik

Title: Song of a Captive Bird Author: Jasmin Darznik Publisher: Ballantine -Random  House Publishing Publication Date: 13 February 2018 Genre: Multicultural Interest, Historical Fiction, Adult  Song of a Captive Bird carries the fictionalised life of Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhazad. Growing up, Forugh was always taught to sit still, obey and know that societal expectations for women and men would always supersede … Continue reading Song of a Captive Bird By Jasmin Darznik

January 2018 Revisited

Hello Readers! I thought that it would be important to give you guys and gals a quick rundown of what I have been up to without having to dig through my archive. Plus I would like to keep myself accountable during my year of slow reading by sharing my monthly reading progress. The one thing that I … Continue reading January 2018 Revisited

The Unread Shelf Project 2018 :Year of Slow Reading

Yes, just like everyone else I am excited with the clean slate that comes with the new year. I came across The Unread Shelf Project on Instagram that is being hosted by Whitney of The Unread Shelf,  Kate of Katereadsbooks_ and Christina of Calsreads. So I decided to re-arrange my shelves just to assess my situation... … Continue reading The Unread Shelf Project 2018 :Year of Slow Reading