As you might be able to tell by my blog silence, I've been struggling a bit recently. I've basically thrown myself into work, which is fine as I love my job and am getting lots done, but just haven't had the brain capacity for reading. Additionally - or because of that - it's also been something of a slog getting through this last book. I'd like to blame myself, but really I think it was both of us ...
Month: August 2020
Review: The Minute I Saw You by Paige Toon
There was an intense amount of depth to the two main characters in this book, and it was really nice to read a romance novel that really focused on the characters and their problems before the emphasis on their attraction to each other. There was a lot of intense feeling to unpick, so definitely don't enter into this one lightly!
Review: Frying Plantain by Zalika Reid-Benta
This was a really beautiful and intense set of short stories that all focus on a ten year period in the life of Kara Davis, a young girl born in Canada with Jamaican heritage. In many ways it's a series of coming of age stories, that all run on from each other, but before when you would typically think of 'coming of age' taking place. Alongside the experience of belonging to two cultures, of particular importance is the spoken and unspoken relationship between generations of women in this novel.