Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – The Thing Around Your Neck

Having previous read both, Half of a Yellow Sun and Purple Hibiscus, I was quite happy when I received this as a Christmas present last year. The only concern I had was, my track record with collections of short stories – for the most part, I’m not a fan. “For the most part” being the […]

Toni Morrison – Sula

Spanning almost forty-five years (1921-1965), Sula revolves around two best friends: Sula and Nel, and how their friendship evolves and implodes over the years. Growing up in a poverty-stricken black town in Ohio called Bottom, Sula is accustomed to men coming and going, as they please. Her mother and grandmother are fiercely independent women, and […]

Andrea Levy – The Long Song

I apologise for my thoughts on this book at the very outset. I’m going through a bit of a stressful phase right now, and while normally, it doesn’t affect the way I approach books, I’m not completely convinced that it hasn’t this time ’round. I mean, The Long Song was longlisted for the Orange Prize, […]

Maya Angelou – I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

I’ve wanted to read this book for ages, simply for the title, which is one of the most beautiful titles I’ve ever come across. So, I finally picked it up, and it’s probably one of the most beautiful autobiographies I’ve ever read. On reading the blurb, I thought it would be similar to the Pulitzer […]

Toni Morrison – A Mercy

I finished this book over two weeks ago, and have been struggling to write the review ever since. I honestly hoped I wouldn’t have to drag it into the new year, but there you have it… This is the first Toni Morrison I’ve read, and I started the book with great trepidation. I’ve heard phenomenal […]

Alice Walker – The Color Purple {Weekly Geeks Q&A}

Last week’s Weekly Geeks encouraged us to ask the blog readers to ask questions about books we’re reading/books we’ve read, and not yet completed. I’m running extremely late, but, I am finally getting down to doing this. I was asked the below questions: From Becky: The Color Purple. Did you enjoy it? Would you recommend […]

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