Hey Hey Dolls!!! 🙂
So if you know me quite well, you know that I love to read! 🙂 I thought it would be a great idea to do frequent blog posts on some of the books that I am currently reading at the time, so that we can share what to read, and exchange opinions on books you and I have read! Starting now with the three books that I’m currently reading- well, one I have finished, and just started one of the others.
I normally try to give myself a certain time period to read a certain book, dependent on the content of the book. If it is a difficult book, I often give myself a little bit longer to read it, than say, a light read for example: The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho.
BOOKS I’M CURRENTLY READING
- Milk and Honey- Rupi Kaur (I read it over and over again!)
- The Power- Naomi Alderman
- Bare: The Blesser’s Game- Jackie Phamotse
- Stay With Me- Ayobami Adebayo
MILK AND HONEY
The only book I got through, and mind you- a book I could’ve looked through in less than an hour, it took me over 3 weeks to read. There were phrases, paragraphs, pieces in that book that were just difficult for me to stomach, especially considering that (at that stage) I was in a rough stage of a break up and I was not, and I mean WAS NOT prepared for what lay ahead of me in that book! Divided into four chapters, this book essentially looks at the different stages of love and heartache really, just different relationships. This book has phrases that everyone can identify with, passages that will grip you and refuse to let go until you just need to take a moment, breathe, and continue. I don’t know if I would suggest you not read it if you’re going through a traumatic break-up, or triggers with abuse or being treated inferior because you are a woman, but at some point- you MUST read this. The illustrations within it, are wonderfully curated to match perfectly with what you are reading. Simple yet so poignant.
I have recently started reading this book, and honestly I haven’t gotten very far. Not because it isn’t brilliant, but purely because time is not on my side with this one. Essentially revolves around the lives of different characters, but the golden thread which I am picking up is the power that women possess. Not really in a feminist sort of way ( which i wouldn’t have a problem with if it was), but more like a way in which women gain control of society. I can’t say much as I’m still going through it, but so far, definitely so good. Let me know if you want a book review on this book 😉
STAY WITH ME
I have not at all looked at Adebayo’s book, since the day I actually purchased it, therefore I do not have anything to say. If something must be said though, I love African literature. For me, African literature stands out in a league all on it’s own. So many African literature that I have read, I identify with purely because I’m African, and I’m black. This is a big reason why I’ll never stop buying African Literature.
That’s it for this session of my current reads. Let me know if you want to read the reviews I have on these books, and I will get on to that immediately for you 😉
What are you currently reading?
Until the next one,
Live in Light and Love <3