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April - PEOPLE OF COLOUR > How are you enjoying your books?

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message 1: by Aly (new)

Aly (In Wonderland) (alysbookishwonderland) | 21 comments Use this thread to discuss the book(s) you're currently reading for our PEOPLE OF COLOUR theme.

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message 2: by Puck, Knave of Hearts (new)

Puck | 981 comments Mod
So currently I am reading two books:

1. Half of a Yellow Sun. While I read Adichie's short essays, this is my first novel by her, and so far it really impresses me. The book is about Nigeria in the 1960's, a country and a period I know nothing about, so I really enjoy learning about this new subject.

2. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. My nonfiction read of April, which is written much more like a tense true crime-story than a nonfiction book. The subject makes me very angry and upset, so I hope the person who is killing the Native Americans is discovered soon.


message 3: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie  | 329 comments Puck wrote: "So currently I am reading two books:

1. Half of a Yellow Sun. While I read Adichie's short essays, this is my first novel by her, and so far it really impresses me. The book is ab..."


I loved Half of a Yellow Sun! Killers of the Flower Moon is on my list too.


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Ashley Marie  | 329 comments I just finished The Poet X this morning. Wow. If anyone needs a short audiobook recommendation, look no further. This was fantastic.


message 5: by Puck, Knave of Hearts (new)

Puck | 981 comments Mod
Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten* wrote: "I just finished The Poet X this morning. Wow. If anyone needs a short audiobook recommendation, look no further. This was fantastic."

I've heard great things about this book on audio; since it's all about slam poetry (right?), I can image hearing the story told out loud gives an extra rush :)


message 6: by Puck, Knave of Hearts (new)

Puck | 981 comments Mod
I picked up A Very Large Expanse of Sea this weekend and wow, already from the start this book throws down the truth. Now is Shirin an 'angry' person, but reading her story you (painfully) understand where that anger comes from.
I can already tell this is going to be a powerful book.


message 7: by Ashley Marie (new)

Ashley Marie  | 329 comments Puck wrote: "Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten* wrote: "I just finished The Poet X this morning. Wow. If anyone needs a short audiobook recommendation, look no further. This was fantastic."

I've heard ..."


Yes! Fantastic stuff.


message 8: by Inge, Mad Hatter (new)

Inge (omgitsinge) | 1361 comments Mod
I've heard many great things about The Poet X and A Very Large Expanse of Sea! I imagine they're both very powerful.


message 9: by Aly (new)

Aly (In Wonderland) (alysbookishwonderland) | 21 comments I finished reading Topaz Winters' new anthology and it was absolutely brilliant! I highly recommend it to everyone when it hits shelves.


message 10: by Puck, Knave of Hearts (new)

Puck | 981 comments Mod
How come we are halfway April already?! The month goes by so fast...but I hope everyone is doing okay. The trees are starting to bloom in the Netherlands, so spring really is starting here!

I just finished The Vegetarian this morning and it's one of the most bizarre and dark short-stories I have ever read. I get that it is layered but the plot was too dark and pornographic for me to care. Not recommended.

So, to wash that unpleasant read away, I think I am going to start On the Come Up today!


message 11: by K. (new)

K. (keiiksm) | 21 comments April theme is amazing! I got to read several eye-opening books thanks to the suggestion from you all <3

Here is what I've read so far:
- Monday's Not Coming
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
- The Poet X

All of them are powerful and important; my absolute favorite is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (the main character is Cuban).


message 12: by Puck, Knave of Hearts (new)

Puck | 981 comments Mod
I'm happy this theme brought you so many great books K! I am really looking forward to reading Elizabeth's Acevedo's newest book - With the Fire on High - which comes out in May. And Evelyn Hugo is such a impressive woman; I loved her ambition.


message 13: by Inge, Mad Hatter (new)

Inge (omgitsinge) | 1361 comments Mod
I'm not done with this theme yet - I picked up The Poppy War two days ago and I'm really enjoying it so far! Even though it's over 500 pages long, I read 30% in two days.


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