It has been another busy and tense year as I only managed to read five books. Which is at least one more book than last year. But it’s still been a year full of stories.
- Milk in My Coffee by Eric Jerome Dickey
- Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson
- Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala
- The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
- Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor
My favorite read was definitely the Binti Trilogy. I love Okorafor’s Africanfuturism work. Everything I’ve read by her so far has been brilliant. I highly recommend her.
The Other Black Girl had a nice twist, but I would have loved to if we had more time with it. The twist happened so close to the end and it would have helped moved the story along in a more interesting way.
I started quite a few books because my family had a book club going. I was hoping that would help me get back into reading, but the slump succeeded. Here are two books I definitely want to complete once the bookworm bites:
- An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
- These Toxic Things by Rachel Howzell Hall
They both started out really well but I couldn’t keep my concentration. That’s on me, not on the book.
I did hear some amazing stories through audio-drama podcasts, probably a sign to stick with more audiobooks in the new year.
The Burned Photo, The Edge of Sleep, and Carrier by QCODE and Give Me Away by Gideon Media were amazing! They helped with my story cravings when reading physical books was a struggle.
Let me know about some of your favorite reads from this year! And here’s to more reading next year.