Each week readers share what they are reading for the week. I joined because there is no way I can review every book I read.
Sweet Hereafter by Angela Johnson. My review is here. I loved this. Counts towards my YA and POC challenges
Flower Girl Butterflies by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard. Lovely book. Great illustrations. Fits my POC challenge.
Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi. Solid read but heavy topic. I did write a short fiction piece for 3 Word Wednesday for it. The fiction gives you a good sense of the book. Reading this for Women Unbound, POC and Social Justice: Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
Don’t know when I’m going to finish Last Night I Sang to the Monster. Ever read a book that you enjoy but it takes you forever to finish? This fits my YA and POC challenge.
The Big Book of Soul by Stephanie Rose Bird. Nonfiction, complex topic. Won’t be finishing this anytime soon.
Lena by Jacqueline Woodson. Fits my YA, Social Justice: Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
Bitter Sweets by Roopa Farooki. Fits my YA, South Asian and Women Unbound challenges.
On their wedding night Rashid who goes Ricky when at the University, discovers that his new wife is not 17 and well educated but 13 and illiterate. Henna agreed to help her baba deceive the Karim's in hopes of avoiding school and moving to Calcutta to become a movie star. This is a family saga that begins with a lie. Sometimes family sagas can be a little tedious and slow moving. This however moves at a nice pace and the language is beautiful, smart and funny. I highly recommend Bitter Sweets, you won't be disappointed. Published in 2007 this is Farooki debut novel. From Happy Nappy Bookseller.
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