Books I read in September


Hello, Black History Month! 

When planning my content for October I decided that I was going to take the time to write content that celebrates some of the amazing black people we have in the world. There aren't many blogs I read that do this, to be honest, maybe I'm reading the wrong blogs? Anyway, I have come across some amazing talent lately and I feel the need to shout about it from the rooftops, starting with some amazing authors. 

I managed to get through three books in September, I know that's not many but it is more than I read in August.

I lost my mojo for reading earlier in the year, picking up books and never finishing them but I have a bookshelf in my house filled with some amazing reads and I have vowed to not buy any more books until I've finished the ones I already have.

I also read 'The Examined Life' which is a book everyone can learn something from. I wrote a short review in my Weekly Wrap Up which is why I'm not mentioning it here. 

The first book I read was a short one

Otegha Uwagba
Little Black Book 

This is the type of book you can get through in a day but to really take value from it you probably should aim to read it a few times. I read it once and took a lot in but on my second, round you will find it filled with annotation and sticky notes. 

This book is a toolkit for working women, it has everything you need to know about working as a creative, managing a job and running your own side hustle. It is full of gems that someone like me really needed to know. 

I would recommend this book to everyone, not just for women.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
Half Of A Yellow Sun

I have not yet finished this book but I'm nearly there. Chimamanda is one of my favourite authors of all time, I love her writing style!

I got into this book really easily and it is centred around the civil war in Nigeria so there are a lot of political references. For someone who knows nothing about politics or the war in Nigeria some of it is quite hard for me to take in but nevertheless, the story is gripping throughout. I couldn't put this book down and would highly recommend it.

Robyn Travis
Mama Can't Raise No Man

I picked up this book and it really wasn't what I was expecting. It is an epistolary novel which isn't what I'm used to but it is still very relatable, funny and thought-provoking.

I bought this book because the author used to be in a gang and has since reformed his life. It is an interesting take on masculinity and being raised by a single mother in London.

I didn't know what to expect from his writing I just wanted to support. It took me longer than usual to get through this one and I wasn't enthusiastic at first but it is worth the read and I can't wait to read his other stories,

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