Slowly but surely, I’m catching up on my reviews. I still have a little pile of books waiting for me and of course now I’m trying to keep in mind this article when I write anything about a book. Too late. I am sure I use some of those words quite a bit. Oh well, anyway, let’s talk about some books.
First up is Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I read her first book a couple of years ago and knew then that I’d be eager to read more from her. I wasn’t disappointed with this book at all. It challenged me in that I had to evaluate how I felt about characters who I cared about after they commit offenses. It made me think of issues of forgiveness and most importantly it made me wonder why I have never studied anything about Biafra throughout my schooling. I sort of knew about it but really it wasn’t that long ago that this happened and yet I felt like I was just hearing about this for the first time. I highly recommend this book. For more on the book click here.
I also finished The Scent of Shadows by Vickie Pettersson. Already one down for the Once Upon a Time II challenge. I wanted to like the book, actually I liked the beginning, but just wish it had been condensed a bit more. Too many things going on. You can read more of my thoughts on it here. I am a bit curious about the second book but wonder how it compares to this one. Anyone read it?
I’ve got a couple of books going on right now but I’m kind of in the mood for a mystery so I may have to put all my current reads aside. I’m off to look at the shelves.