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Review: The Wrath and the Dawn – Renée Ahdieh

Everyone has been talking about The Wrath and the Dawn, so I decided I’d give it a try. The story takes place in the Middle East – I don’t think that the exact region is mentioned. The Good I thought that Vikram, Despina and Jalal were beautiful written characters. Whenever they re-entered the story, I became…… Continue reading Review: The Wrath and the Dawn – Renée Ahdieh

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday #3

My blog focusses on diverse books, so quite obviously I’ve fallen in love with this blog meme. Check out #DiversityThursday on Twitter and other social media to stay up-to-date with diverse books. For a detailed explanation about Diversity Spotlight Thursday, look up the host’s (Aimal) introductory blog post: Blog Meme Announcement: Diversity Spotlight Thursday. Meme summary:  A…… Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday #3

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Review: Finding Your Feet – Cass Lennox

I came across Pinkindle’s review – and it sold me. It’s not often that you find books with a main character on the asexual spectrum.Finding Your Feet is a lovely story combining dance with the difficulties that people face for being other than the norm. The blurb hinted at one of the characters having a cross-orientation (explanation of cross-orientation).

It’s book two of the Toronto Connections series but can be read as a standalone.

Diversity Spotlight Thursday

Diversity Spotlight Thursday #2

My blog focusses on diverse books, so quite obviously I’ve fallen in love with this blog meme. Check out #DiversityThursday on Twitter and other social media to stay up-to-date with diverse books. For a detailed explanation about Diversity Spotlight Thursday, look up the host’s (Aimal) introductory blog post: Blog Meme Announcement: Diversity Spotlight Thursday. Meme summary:  A…… Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday #2

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Review: We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We Should All Be Feminists is written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, one of the most famous Nigerian authors of our time. I have read Americanah – one of her fiction books and her Ted Talk The Danger of a Single Story was one of the most moving and motivating Ted Talks I have ever heard. If you’re in the diverse book community, I suggest listening or reading it (it is available in video format and as a transcript).

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Review: Saree – Su Dharmapala

Cinderzena reviewed this book on her blog and I just had to get it. I have Sinhalese and Burgher roots on my mother’s side of the family but due to being educated in international and German schools, I don’t know much about the history of Sri Lanka. That’s what I like about historical fiction, you gain an insight into history while reading fiction. You have to be careful that you don’t believe everything that’s written though, as it is fiction.

It’s #ownvoices.

Diversity Spotlight Thursday

Diversity Spotlight Thursday # 1

My blog focusses on diverse books, so quite obviously I’ve fallen in love with this blog meme. Check out #DiversityThursday on Twitter and other social media to stay up-to-date with diverse books. For a detailed explanation about Diversity Spotlight Thursday, look up the host’s (Aimal) introductory blog post: Blog Meme Announcement: Diversity Spotlight Thursday. Meme summary:  A…… Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday # 1