My Last, Current, and Next Reads

Mar. 23, 2021

"𝕃𝕒𝕤𝕥, ℂ𝕦𝕣𝕣𝕖𝕟𝕥, ℕ𝕖𝕩𝕥" ℝ𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕤 (as of this date). Here we go!

𝗟𝗮𝘀𝘁: 'A Promised Land', by Barak Obama (Audio book)
I decided to get the audio vs the print or ebook because it was narrated by the author himself 😊. I loved "A Promised Land", not because I have much interest in politics, but simply because President Obama is a brilliant, eloquent and 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘺 wordsmith. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to his cool and calm voice ricocheting around my living room for all 29 hours of the audio book😄, and wouldn't have minded listening to him some more.

It was quite interesting (and insightful) to hear his first-hand account about his political journey from his college days to becoming a senator, and then becoming president. I also enjoyed every reference he made about his wife and daughters -- it's obvious he adores them to bits. This was a great listen👏. ᴍʏ ʀᴀᴛɪɴɢ: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 ɢᴇɴʀᴇ: ᴍᴇᴍᴏɪʀ, ᴀᴍᴇʀɪᴄᴀɴ ᴘᴏʟɪᴛɪᴄꜱ ᴍᴀᴛᴜʀɪᴛʏ ʀᴀᴛɪɴɢ: 13+
𝗖𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁: 'War Girls', by Tochi Onyebuchi 'War Girls' is set in a futuristic, war-torn, and extremely high-tech Nigeria (year 2172). I'm liking it so far, although I think its plot is one I would enjoy better visually (i.e. as a movie). Nonetheless, I'm finding the adventures of the badass sisters Onyii and Ify pretty interesting.

ɢᴇɴʀᴇ: ꜰᴜᴛᴜʀɪꜱᴛɪᴄ/ꜱᴄɪ-ꜰɪ ᴍᴀᴛᴜʀɪᴛʏ ʀᴀᴛɪɴɢ: 13+ 𝗡𝗲𝘅𝘁: 'Ties That Tether', by Jane Igharo. A romantic drama about Azere, a Nigerian-Canadian woman who falls for Rafael, a man she knows her traditional-minded family will not approve of or accept, because he's white. Looking forward to reading this!

ɢᴇɴʀᴇ: ʀᴏᴍᴀɴᴛɪᴄ ᴅʀᴀᴍᴇᴅʏ

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