When I arrived to New York, what I of course envisioned was stumbling into one movie star to the next and eating my entire weight in bagels. And while I got full from just one bagel, I was technically successful on the movie/TV star front..
Book Review: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982
Following the life of Kim Jiyoung (surprise surprise), and those of her relatives, this title follows the progression of feminism in South Korea, spanning three generations. Readers are invited to become a fly on the wall of a typical Korean household and observe how from birth women and men are treated with such disparity.
Book Review: Lanny
Were it not for my haphazard book club, Lanny would have entirely passed me by – and, oh, what a shame that would have been! Longlisted for the 2019 Man Booker prize, Lanny, is a tale that has bewitched the literary world – and more impressively me – with its ethereal composition. Successor to his 2015 debut, Grief is the Thing with Feathers, Max Porter’s Lanny chronicles the growing chasms between country life and metropolitan mentality
Book Review: The Midnight Library
Despite having read many a great thing about Matt Haig (and saved almost every other instagram post of his) over the years, The Midnight Library, was my…… Read more “Book Review: The Midnight Library”
New to New York
New York is to architecture nerds what avocado is to millennials – a treasure worth breaking your bank account for. Built predominantly by hardworking slaves and immigrants, I hope this post encourages anyone that was intending to visit this majestic city post-Covid to appreciate the hands that built some of its landmarks and the variety of people that walk its streets.
Book Review: Black Sunday
Set initially in 1996 Lagos, this title is told from four siblings’ perspectives; each one expressing their search for agency, love, and meaning in a hypocritical society. This is a tale of postcolonial feminism spanning two decades.
My August Reading List 2020
If like me, you have been chastising yourself for not reading as many books as you had liked to during your time off, don’t worry, it’s okay. It is not a sin to have a lovely time with your nearest and dearest. Your book pile will still be waiting for you tomorrow. On that note, the books that have been on my “in process” list this month.
Book Review: The Deep Blue Between
For those reading a variety of non-fiction titles on the atrocities of slavery at the moment, I believe this title is the perfect book to complement both your learning and your empathetic understanding. There aren’t a lot of young adult books within the African literary space (yet), so, this book will certainly be making waves when it’s released in October.
What I’m Watching in July 2020
There is this tendency to categorise screentime as wasted time and to chastise ourselves for not having done something “productive” when we’ve been given the chance. I’ve started to realise that this is an unhealthy way of perceiving things and that, actually, if I want to binge watch a series in its entirety then I should be able to binge watch a series in its entirety – guilt free.
My July Reading List 2020
Sometimes when I think about the number of books that I want to read, then consider the actual time that I have to read them, I get a bit overwhelmed by the sheer weight of it. Nevertheless, lucky for you lovely lot, my bookish brain and residual issues around productivity have managed to squeeze in a few books to report this week.