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My summer reads

It was a busy summer, but somehow I found time for my favorite pastime- books. Seriously if you are a reader or a wanna be reader who feel they have no time, look into audiobooks. I love audible as it has changed my life in immeasurable ways. I can multitask and read while doing virtually anything. I want to share my summer reads with you. I will try not to give up too much of the plot. Hope you’ll get a chance to check out these books.

1- Children of blood and bone by Tomi Adeyemi

This debut novel was a totally fun read set in the fictional West African land of Orisha. It is a epic mix of fantasy, magic and adventure as our heroine and her friends strive to restore the legacy of Orisha. Lovers of Harry Porter, Hunger games and Twilight will like this. Plus Steven Spielberg bought the movie rights so look out for a blockbuster movie in the near future.

2- An American marriage by Tayari Jones

This story was so engrossing and promises to generate a whole lot of discussion. A young married couple and in an unexpected turn of events are put in an impossible situation. This is the story of how they navigate their circumstances to come out on the other side.

3- The hate you give by Angie Thomas

Wow. I did not think I would like this book since I never like books about racial tensions. But this book looks at race and race relations from a different point of view than what we are used to- the view of a teenage girl who is an eye witness to the police shooting of her friend. Another book that’s sure to generate a whole lot of discussion.

4- Before we were yours by Lisa Wingate

This story is based on the real life scandal of an adoption agency in Memphis that kidnapped poor children and sold them to wealthy families around the country. It follows children from one family from when they were kidnapped to present day, 2 generations later. This story will tug at your heart and enrage you at the same time.

5- The book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir

This is a debut novel by Dr Weir. This story about a pregnant teen who is the daughter of a televangelist and part of a popular reality TV show. How they spin the story of her pregnancy in an attempt to keep family secrets is the subject of this book.

Hope you guys check these books out. And if you have read these already please do tell me what you thought.

As always, thanks for reading

J

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4 Comments on “My summer reads

  1. I look forward to checking these out. The only one I’ve read is Before We Were Yours and I couldn’t put it down. Crazy that it’s based on real events and that for years that agency was considered reputable since they placed children with famous and wealthy people.

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