Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: It’s Not about The Burqa Edited by Mariam Khan

“Wavering between that (and this), (belonging) neither to these nor to those”  – Suruh Nisa 4:143 It’s not about the Burqa is a book that expresses the different  experiences of 1st/2nd generation immigrant Muslim women of color in Britain. This anthology of 17 essays…

Book Review: Lagos Noir Edited by Chris Abani

“You’ll recall the evening of her first transgression and that you had forgotten about her being half naked in your bedroom, trying on your clothes. And you’d despised yourself on this. You’d wished you had not stayed quite, had not walked over to your…

The Tatooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Historical fiction is my favorite genre and it is always a delight to read. However, this is my first experience with stories about the holocaust and maybe I have actually avoided them prior to this time as I do not have the stomach for…

Book Review: Expect To Win – It’s Never Too Late To Achieve Your Goals by John Mason

Reading this book is part of my journey to achieve my dreams. I turned 40, May 2018. A few months to my birthday, I found myself thinking about all the things I had planned to accomplish before I turned 40 and ended up feeling…

Book Review: Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

This audio book took me much longer than I anticipated. Having read ‘Girl Stop Apologizing’ last month, which I enjoyed a lot, I decided to go for this one. I guess I may  spent more time listening to this book because it almost served…

Book Review: ‘Odufa – A Lover’s Tale’ by Othuke Ominiabohs

My Thoughts: 398 pages turned out to be quicker than I envisaged. ‘Odufa: A Lover’s Tale’ was a very intriguing and emotional story  for me. The first few pages started slowly, but after that, the pace picked up and there was no turning back….

Book Review: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

My Thoughts: This was a very difficult book for me to read. It has taken me four months and switching from print copy to an ebook on the SCIBD App on my phone to finally finish it. The first few chapters were not bad…

Book Review: Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

My Thoughts: This is one of those books you feel you should have read a long time ago (if it was already published then) to save you from yourself but as my people would say “Whenever you wake up, is your morning”. I really…

Book Review: The One Minute Millionaire by Mark Victor Hansen & Robert G. Allen

My Thoughts: This happens to be the first audio book I have listened to (apart from my audio bible) and I really enjoyed the experience to say the least. After my last non-fiction read, I was encouraged to read this book and it was…

Book Review: The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Mason

My Thoughts: First of all, I would start by congratulating myself for two things – the ability to start and finally finish reading my first non fiction book this year and my first ebook ever! However, I must state that the title wasn’t attractive…