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.
SO, THIS IS HOW I’VE DONE SO FAR:
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!