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Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

“Homegoing” is described as the story of two half-sisters who are born in Ghana in the 1700’s. Their lives are shaped by slavery. But each chapter is really a short story about each sister’s descendants. 31 more words


The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle, must learn to embrace their differences as they endure WWII in France. Before “The Nightingale,” I’d never read about citizens who had to share their homes with German soldiers. 41 more words


A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Ove is a neighbourhood curmudgeon who has a young family become his next-door neighbours. Everything changes. This book is easy to read and heartwarming. But I also found it predictable and in need of a good edit.

Gwenamon says: Decent


A book.

There’s a book I need to read,

But in order to succeed;

I mustn’t know the story,

Through the fear, the book might bore me, 72 more words

Long Way Round - Ewan Mcgregor & Charley Boorman

No more travelling this year.. gotta catch up on my adventures through this book :)

After all, a vacation is not a matter of place or time.

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo

This is a hard one to write. I’m in awe of Boo’s tenacity and power of observation. She spent three years researching and living among the residents of Annawadi, the slum by Mumbai’s airport and luxury hotels. 70 more words


The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa

A diligent housekeeper with a ten-year-old son cares for a retired math professor. Each day has many beginnings because the professor only has short-term memory for 80 minutes. 23 more words