Diverse 2018 TBR // Mid-year Update!

In January I set myself this TBR, a list of books I would really like to get to in 2018. Since then, six months have passed and I wanted to take the opportunity to check up on how I’ve done.

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2018 tbr mid year check up

Of the eight books I’ve already read, two were in the second quarter.

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

I highly enjoyed reading this book. It’s one of the few classics about which I can say that! The story was so heartfelt. I really liked both of the sisters, Celie and Nettie and Shug was a great character as well. I was a fan of the writing style. I would highly recommend this novel! I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

This is such a powerful novel that spans generations, yet still manages to build a connection between the reader and every single character. The book speaks about racism during and after slavery in a way I can only describe as powerful and heart-breaking. That makes it a very important read. I learned about pieces of history I didn’t know had happened, for example how free black people were stolen from American streets and forced to work in the mines, many finding their deaths there. I was hit most by the stories of Esi, Effia,Quey, Ness and H. Overall, I would most highly recommend this book! I gave it a high 4 out of 5 stars.

I already did one of these post back in April. There I talk more in-depth about the books I read in the first quarter of the year. You can find it here. Those books were:

  • Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
  • The Power by Naomi Alderman
  • The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan
  • Blue is the Warmest Color by Julie Maroh
  • George by Alex Gino
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

That’s all for this check-up! I’m looking forward to reading the remaining books on the list. I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, would you consider following me? See you next time!


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6 thoughts on “Diverse 2018 TBR // Mid-year Update!

  1. Ooh I’m just about to start Born a Crime! I’m so excited to read it because I’m seeing Trevor Noah live in August!! And I really hope you like The Song of Achilles, be be warned: you’ll need tissues 💕

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