What I Read – July 2020

READ: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou (Ballantine Books, 2015) Me and White Supremacy - Layla F. Saad (Sourcebooks, 2020) Five Wives - Joan Thomas (Harper Collins Canada, 2019) Tokyo Ueno Station - Yu Miri (Riverhead Books, 2020) (translated from the Japanese by Morgan Giles) Children of Blood and Bone -… Continue reading What I Read – July 2020

Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi (Henry Holt, 2018) In the land of Or├»sha, magic is outlawed. King Saran is on a mission to destroy the maji, those with white hair who possess the powers of magic. He has done so by killing the adult maji and severing the connection between the people… Continue reading Book Review: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Book Review: Me and White Supremacy

Me and White Supremacy - Layla F. Saad (Sourcebooks, 2020) This is a difficult book to write a review of because your experience with Me and White Supremacy will largely depend on how you approach it. This is a 28-day workbook, designed to encourage the reader to journal and ponder deeply as you approach various… Continue reading Book Review: Me and White Supremacy

Book Review: Five Wives by Joan Thomas

Five Wives - Joan Thomas (Harper Collins Canada, 2019) In 1956, five American missionaries went into the jungle of Ecuador with the goal of evangelizing to an unreached tribe. All five men were killed by members of this tribe, the Huaroni. Their deaths were written about in a Life magazine article but what has truly… Continue reading Book Review: Five Wives by Joan Thomas

Book Review: The Family Clause by Jonas Hassen Khemiri

The Family Clause - Jonas Hassen Khemiri (Anansi, 2020) (translated from the Swedish by Alice Menzies I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. It is now on sale. Every six months a family is reunited in Sweden. A father returns from the country where he lives to the… Continue reading Book Review: The Family Clause by Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Book Review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Half - Brit Bennett (Riverhead Books, 2020) I received an Advance Review Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This book is available for sale now. Having not yet read Brit Bennett's previous novel The Mothers, I wasn't sure if The Vanishing Half could live up to all the hype. I… Continue reading Book Review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Book Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou (Ballantine Books, 2015) This is the type of book that I'm not sure I can fairly review. Partly because it tells a story that isn't mine to judge or critique but also partly because I just really loved it. I didn't enjoy every moment -… Continue reading Book Review: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Book Review: God and the Pandemic by N.T. Wright

I received an eARC of this book through the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. God and the Pandemic is on sale now. This short book grew out of an essay by N.T. Wright, expanded into his thoughts and beliefs, based on Biblical study, surrounding Christians and… Continue reading Book Review: God and the Pandemic by N.T. Wright