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Books I’ve Read… September 2017

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With carnival signalling the official end of summer, September is the perfect time to get back into reading. I decided to treat myself to new books, despite having (several) unread books at home. It was only right that I rekindle my passion with a book by my favourite writer, James Baldwin. I also rediscovered my love ...

Books I’ve Read… June 2017

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This was definitely a month of gathering my life through a series of self-help books. I'm definitely a sucker for non-fiction! Thoughts of marriage and life partners lead me to re-read The Defining Decade, my go-to book in the midst of a 'crisis.' I was excited to finally read The Power of Habit as I struggle with ...

Books I’ve Read… May 2017

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The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini My heart was not ready. This was my first time reading The Kite Runner despite owning the book for many years. This book is guaranteed to hold your emotions captive from very early on. I damn near cried by chapter 10. Hosseini is an incredible storyteller, his ability to craft ...

Books I’ve Read… April 2017

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The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas Thanks to the amazing ladies, Mel and Nat, the founders of Black Girls Book Club, I received a signed copy of The Hate U Give. Whilst everyone on Twitter seemed to be racing through the book, I started off slow, however, once I got to Chapter 7 I was ...

Books I’ve Read… March 2017

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Post-holiday blues meant that I was less enthusiastic about reading and more interested in flights. I always opt for quick and easy reads when I momentarily fall out of love with reading. Both books were great choices and sparked my creativity in different ways; Writing Down The Bones is like chicken soup for the writer's soul...if that's your ...

Books I’ve Read… February 2017

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This new monthly series will feature everything I've read for the month as I love recommending and discussing books. I enjoy reading both fiction and non-fiction so expect to see a wide variety. I was in Trinidad for carnival so this month's list is short but sweet! The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle I kicked off the month ...

Three Books That Changed My Life

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I read a lot of non-fiction and have read quite a few self-help books in my time. For the most part the content is the same and the authors reference the same studies, but there are three books, in particular, that stand out. I've chosen each book because they have impacted my life in some way and ...

Recommended Reads

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I am a true bookworm at heart and read up to 25 books a year (excluding re-reads) so I'm never short of a recommendation. Inspired by National Book Lover's Day, I decided to share some of the books that I've enjoyed reading in the first part of my 'recommended reads' series. The $100 Startup - Chris Guillebeau The $100 ...

Writer Crush Wednesday: James Baldwin

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It’s only right that my first literary post features my favourite writer of all time – James Baldwin. For as long as I can remember, my mother insisted that I read his work, I’ve always been a bookworm, but for whatever reason, I never got round to reading Baldwin’s work. I’m not sure what the turning ...