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 Dec. 21, 2021


𝗟𝗮𝘀𝘁: 'A Man Called Ove', by Fredrik Backman⁣
I finally finished this one (lately I've been in the habit of starting a book and then abandoning it because I get distracted by another🤦)⁣
In all honesty, I wasn't that thrilled about this book. I'd been so sure I'd love it based on the reviews I read on Bookstagram, but I didn't. Perhaps I placed too high expectations on the book.⁣
I did like good ol' Ove, no doubt there. I enjoyed how the book was narrated from his adorable grumpy perspective, albeit in third person. I also loved the stray cat he kind of adopted grudgingly and the way he would talk to and treat it as though it were human. I know deep down he adored the little feline.⁣
Ove went through a huge loss which made him close off, become grumpy, and almost give up on everything else. The book shows how a couple of people (and cat) randomly came into his life and made him realize there was still much he needed to do and get out of life while he still lived. A bittersweet ending, but overall a fairly good read for me.⁣
ᴍʏ ʀᴀᴛɪɴɢ: 3.5/5⁣
ɢᴇɴʀᴇ &ᴛʜᴇᴍᴇꜱ: Literary Fiction, General Fiction⁣
ᴍᴀᴛᴜʀɪᴛʏ ʀᴀᴛɪɴɢ: 14+⁣
𝗖𝘂𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁: 'Sankofa' (audio book), by Chibundu Onuzo⁣
I just started 'Sankofa' and I'm enjoying the narrator and narration so far. I'm curious to know what follows next as Anna finds out about a father she never knew still lived, and sets out on a journey to his home country to find him. ⁣
Anna, at 40 and recently divorced, is at a stage of her life when she's beginning to wonder who she really is. Searching through her mother's belongings one day, Anna finds clues about the African father she never knew. Anna discovers that he eventually became the president—some would say dictator—of a small nation in West Africa. And he is still alive...⁣
Examining freedom, prejudice, and personal and public inheritance, Sankofa is a story for anyone who has ever gone looking for a clear identity or home, and found something more complex in its place.⁣

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