Women’s Prize for Fiction 2024 Longlist – What I’m reading….


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March 9, 2024

Anticipated Book Releases 2024


Anticipated Reads

We’re already 16 days into the new new year and I’m already anticipating the new book releases of 2024.  I don’t usually search them out so early. I prefer waiting to hear about them as the year unfolds. I’ve chosen a mix of books that I genuinely find interesting and that I would love to […]

January 16, 2024

February 2023 Reading Wrap Up


Reading Wrap ups

The thirteenth novel in Émile Zola’s great Rougon-Macquart sequence, Germinal expresses outrage at the exploitation of the many by the few, but also shows humanity’s capacity for compassion and hope. Etienne Lantier, an unemployed railway worker, is a clever but uneducated young man with a dangerous temper. Forced to take a back-breaking job at Le […]

July 26, 2023

My Normandy Book Club Final List 2023 – 2024


Book Club

I have loved reading for so long that it isn’t a surprise that I’m now running 2 book clubs – one here in Normandy where I live (It’s been going now for over 15 years) and the second one is  called the Read Soul Lit Book Club and it’s on its third year over on […]

July 20, 2023

Runwright Reads Summer Reading Challenge


Reading Challenges

I’ll be trying to participate in the Runwright Reads Summer Reading Challenge which is June 21 – September 23, 2023. Now I’m already participating in a few more reading challenges but if I could read at least 5 books to tick off five of these 14 prompts I’ll be thrilled. What I’m looking forward to […]

July 19, 2023

January 2023 Reading Wrap Up


Reading Wrap ups

  “An irresistible comic novel from the master storyteller Percival Everett, and an irreverent take on race, class, and identity in America I was, in life, to be a gambler, a risk-taker, a swashbuckler, a knight. I accepted, then and there, my place in the world. I was a fighter of windmills. I was a […]

July 17, 2023

My Top Books of 2022


Booktube Videos, My top books of 2022, Top Books of the Year

  “So begins Imbolo Mbue’s powerful second novel, How Beautiful We Were. Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, it tells the story of a people living in fear amidst environmental degradation wrought by an American oil company. Pipeline spills have rendered farmlands infertile. Children are dying from drinking toxic water. Promises of clean-up […]

July 17, 2023

Reading in Caribbean Heritage Month


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June is Caribbean Heritage Month! I always get so excited about reading a huge stack of books by Caribbean authors but somehow about a week or two before I get anxious and torn over which books to put in my TBR stack of the month. As a habit I always put my planned reading for […]

June 11, 2023

The Classics Club Spin #33 lands on…


Classics Club Spin

The Classics Club announced #18 yesterday for its 33rd Classics Club Spin!  That means I’ll be reading Un Coeur Simple by Gustave Flaubert from my classics list. I’m really excited about that. Love that I’ll be reading another book in French and it’s only 69 pages!  If you haven’t heard of this French classic originally […]

March 20, 2023