September 12, 2016

a sporadic monday talk about books


Happy monday! I thought I would share a book recommendation today. I have been a slow reader this year. Between january-march I had a period when I read one book every week, but at some point I just stopped, after making it half-way through Sara Stridsberg's Beckomberga (which I loved and that made it even more strange to just quit).



But, the one I wanted to tell you about is this one. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In short, it tells the story of a relationship between Ifemelu, who emigrates from Nigeria to the U.S, and Obinze, who was supposed to follow her but couldn't make it and ends up somewhere else. Starting this book, I knew nothing more than this, but I quickly realized it would definitely become a favorite. The story wedged itself deep into my heart while going through the pages. If you haven't already - read it.

What have you been reading lately?

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  1. I'm really trying to get into reading again, for now I've finished "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman, and now halfway through "Coraline". I often find myself completely overwhelmed by the sheer number of books I'd like to read, and it's hard to start when there are so many choices.

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    1. Completely agree! If I could I would want to read lots of books at the same time. Sometimes, when I start a new one I can't stop thinking about what I should read next.

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  3. I'm reading this book called "Bluet" by Maggie Nelson, written almost like poetry as a list of paragraphs about the color blue, her love of it, human relationships and so much more. I HIGHLY recommend it. It's a pretty quick read too.

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    1. Sounds so lovely, thanks for the recommendation!

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  4. Oh my god coincidence! I am reading that too! I have really been loving it. She has such an honest writing style, it's very refreshing.

    xx
    scarlettandgiselle.blogspot.com

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    1. It really is. I'm usually not very attracted to the thought of reading books with 500+ pages, but in this every page was such a joy :)

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  5. Sounds really interesting, might pick it up. I have so many books to read and so little time it's so sad! Just today I finished reading The Power Of Now (life changing book - if you can please read it)

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  6. This book is on my list for suuuuuch a long time. I really have to read it finally.
    This year I mostly read Arne Dahlband Adler Olsen books,as I like thrillers a lot.
    Greetings from Saarbr├╝cken,
    Paulina
    (www.goldpartikel.de)

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  7. This book is on my list for suuuuuch a long time. I really have to read it finally.
    This year I mostly read Arne Dahlband Adler Olsen books,as I like thrillers a lot.
    Greetings from Saarbr├╝cken,
    Paulina
    (www.goldpartikel.de)

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    1. Yes, do it! :) I have never been much of a fan of thrillers for some reason. Thinking I should give it another try though, sometime.

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  8. Amanda Bittencourt25 November, 2016 05:14

    Americanah is my favorite book ever! I already read it 3 times. Its real and so smart. I love it

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