Mini Review: “Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I’m not sure what to say about this small book outside that I think everyone should read it. Many of my sentiments about We Should All Be Feminists can also be expressed here, though this book is definitely more personal for Adichie, as she addresses this book to a friend who asked the question, “How can I raise my daughter feminist?”

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Mini Review: “We Should All Be Feminists” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

It’s not widely known that Adichie is one of my favorite non-YA writers. I read Purple Hibiscus when I was an undergrad and fell in love. As I grew older, I devoured her other books like Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. All these books touch on subjects and explore cultures I know very little about, so when I read Adichie’s books, it’s a learning experience as well. We Should All Be Feminists is not an exception.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Back to School || “Required Reading” I Loved

When I saw this was “Back to School”-themed I thought, 😮 I haven’t been in school in forever! (And by forever, I really been 5 years because that’s when I graduated college.) I do work for a school district (<3) so occasionally, I get to visit schools but not often.

I thought a really fun idea would be to pick books that were considered “required reading” in English classes, and pick the ones I really enjoyed. I think I can remember that far back… XD

Top Ten Tuesday topics are provided by The Broke and the Bookish. Don’t forget to leave your TTT and I’ll check it out! 🙂

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A few of my favorite things… (Part 2)

I posted part 1 a few days ago, and that post was about my favorite YA series so I thought I’d follow it up with my favorite YA standalone books.

Honestly, I don’t read a lot of standalone books but I give more credit to the author because I think there are some difficulties fitting an entire story into one book. (Or maybe that’s just my mode of thought?) Some YA authors that come to mind are John Green and Rainbow Rowell. NA authors like Colleen Hoover also write standalone novels as well, building whole careers around it.

Initially, I wasn’t sure I would be able to find enough books for this list but I went through Goodreads to sort through my shelves (my excitement for day) and found that I have read more than a handful, although they aren’t the biggest selection on my shelves.

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