It's been a while, and I'm sorry.
Whilst I get back into the swing of things (although right now is probably a very ill-advised time to 'get back into the swing of things'...), here are some books I've enjoyed recently.
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Listen to this one - Trevor Noah reads it himself, but proceed with caution if you don't want humourless folk shooting you glares across public transport. Not that I'm talking from experience...
Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Holy hell, this one felt magical - but also in a gut-punchy, heartfelt kind of way. I read it a couple of months ago and I haven't really stopped thinking about it since!
The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla
Ridiculously relatable. The kind of relatable where, despite having experienced similar situations before, you end up getting frustrated by your inability to pen something that's even a fraction as wonderful as the essays in this book are.
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Argh this one took my heart within its final pages, and I still haven't gotten it back yet! Arrrrrrghhhhh the inner turmoil (and yes, this is one to read with a box of tissues. I was very underprepared and had to resort to using the corner of my t-shirt, but trust me when I say that it was even less of a dignified look than my crying usually is).
So the near future holds a trip to the country of my birth nineteen, almost twenty years after I last visited. It also holds a new job when I get back, so woo! Onto pastures new.
Until next time,