The final month of my Own Voices Global Reading Challenge proved to be the most difficult yet, which is why this post is so late in reaching the blog. I have tried to be extremely diligent about getting my monthly TBR for this challenge prepared well in advance so that I have time find the … Continue reading Oceania: Wrap-up!
Happy last-month of this hell year! We made it! Welcome to the second to last update on my Own Voices Global Reading Challenge. I still have a month to go, but I can resolutely say that this challenge was exactly what I needed -- and could a global reading challenge come at a better time … Continue reading East Asia: Wrap-up!
Yesterday morning, my sister said five times in the span of an hour, "it's November," with surprise and awe. My brother said, "it feels like it was March and then October, and next month it will feel like March and then November, and I'll completely forget October." Isn't that exactly how time works now? March … Continue reading Southeast Asia: Wrap-up!
As I bounded through The Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea, I found myself torn. As much as I enjoyed the story, as much as I related to the characters and realized the trials of women aren't so different across the globe, I couldn't help but feel that my reflection in the glass was somewhat … Continue reading On Translations
I think I've started almost every monthly wrap up post with "Can you believe it's already ___?!" but doing a once a month blog post like this has been keeping me more aware of passing time than I think I ever have been. Of course, the state of the world has been confusing the timeline … Continue reading The Middle East: Wrap-up!
This month was one of the most enjoyable reading adventures of this year. With all the horrible news and fear-mongering and violence in the world today, it can be hard to find spots of brightness and optimism, but my reading this month managed to inspire me and make the gaps between me and others seem … Continue reading Europe: Wrap-up!
Apologies for the delay, dear reader! Life did what it does best -- got in the way. But here I am for yet another wrap-up of the Own Voices Global Reading Challenge! Every month and region has presented its own set of difficulties as we've progressed through the year, but North Africa introduced me to … Continue reading North Africa: Wrap-up!
Dear reader, can you believe that it will be August in less than two weeks? This strange, strange year has really flown by -- those early months of lockdown trickled right away and summer is at its height. To celebrate the downhill direction this year is (finally) taking, I’m wrapping up my top reads this … Continue reading Best Fiction Books of 2020 (So Far!): Part 1
We are officially a little over half-way through this year... and what a year it's been! I'm not sure about you but I can't wait for it to be over and take all the crazy it's been stirring away with it. There is one thing keeping me excited about the remainder of this year and … Continue reading Own Voices Global Reading Challenge: Mid-Point
My dear reader, long time, no see! There are a lot of things that prevented me from showing up to this space like I intended this month (and last month...) but this month, I can happily say that I was very, very busy reading. June was a record breaking month for me. I read 11 … Continue reading Sub-Saharan Africa: Wrap-up!