This week I finished all of the books I carried over from 2022! 🙌 A fair mix of genres and a definite mixture in reception. *Reviews contain spoilers*
For a while now I have been toying with the idea of expanding my TBR list to include books from around the world. Last year I made a new year's resolution to read a book from a different country every month, and while I broadly stuck to this, I don't feel like I gained what I wanted from the resolution. So, after some umming and ahhing, I've decided for the foreseeable future that each year I will focus on reading from two different countries, both fiction and non-fiction as well as watching films and tv shows, with the aim of improving my knowledge of those countries' histories and cultures.
I didn’t manage to finish any books this week and quite frankly got into a bit of a slump with reading. I don’t know if it was the weather turning dull or that fact that I have a few more plans now, but my reading time definitely fell dramatically. Having said that when I did return to my books I was welcomed back with interesting and engaging writing. Oh and I got my first COVID vaccine so I’m pretty happy about that!
I’d seen this book all over Bookstagram and a few of my friends had also read and recommended it to me so it was definitely on my “to buy next” list. I was, therefore, delighted when my boyfriend bought me Natives for Christmas! He knew I wanted to read more about the history of race… Continue reading Natives by Akala – Book Review
So for the first time since I started my blog, which was almost a year ago, I actually read all of the books I planned to read in the month! I think this is because I decided what to read before the month started and consciously chose to be realistic about the time I have… Continue reading First Wrap Up of 2021