I can’t believe I did a TBR post and I almost stuck to it!!!
At the beginning of the month I did a post about the books I was planning on reading and I never follow them. But I did!
This makes me happier than it should.
Literally, the first sentence in that post was: “I don’t know why I am doing this because I know I won’t be able to stick to it, but here I am again with another TBR.”
I’m going to stop talking about this and go on with the books I’ve read in the month of November!!!
by Sabrina Benaim
I really like it. Especially the parts about depression. I’m new at poetry and some of the pieces in this collection were difficult for me (as a newbie) to read. Next year, I really want to try to read more contemporary poetry. If you have recommendations, please let me know.
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I loved “We should all be feminists” with all my heart and if possible, I loved this even more. This is an essay EVERY SINGLE PERSON SHOULD READ.
I wish my parents had given me these incredible suggestions when I was younger.
Now, as a 21 year old woman, I have come to the realisation that this is how I want educate my future children.
I’ve downloaded almost all of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s books and I’m planning on reading them all. Absolutely amazing.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT
by Benjamin Alire Saenz
I really liked “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” but this was even better.
Benjamin Alire Saenz’s writing is simple and clear and yet it conveys all the emotions and depth he wanted to impart on the reader.
This is a stoy about Sal, his relationships, his friends, his mexican-american family and his adoptive gay father. But it’s so much more than that. It’s about pain, faith, loss, abandonment and what struck me the most, was the friendships.
Saenz’s descriptions of the relationship in this book are so real. They are healthy, supportive, non-judgemental and unadulterated.
I truly adored it and I’d probably read it again in the future.
by Brit Bennett
I saw the lovely and adorable Mollie on Molliereads talking about this book and I HAD to read it.
And boy, am I happy I followed her recommendation.
I absolutely loved this book! I loved the writing and the story was just heart-breaking.
Within the first few chapters, I was immediately hooked.
This is the story of a small black community in South California and their secrets. Nadia Turner is a 17 year old girl that gets involved with the pastor’s son and gets pregnant. Nadia is dealing with a lot, her mother having recently comminted suicide, and so she decides to get an abortion. At the same time, she befriends Aubrey and the two become best friends. We see snippets of their lives as they grow old and become adults. The secrets they try to hide and the resentment and hurt that rips apart these characters.
It’s the “what if” dilemma that we all have had to deal with. The decisions we took as teenagers and young adults still have an impact on our adult life. But do we regret them? Are we still wondering “what if I had done this differently?” “What if this hadn’t happened to me?”.
All the grief, loss, love, betrayal and intimacy problems felt incredibly real and it truly break my heart.
And Nadia’s need for independence and distance from the small and narrow minded town resonated so much with me.
I really like it and wouldn’t mind reading it again.
Let me know what books you’ve read this months or if you have any recommendations!