Fifty Words for Rain, is the beautiful tale of Nori. The story takes place in Japan after the end of WWII. In the beginning of the book a young Nori is dropped off at the front door of her grandmother’s house by her mother, who disappears afterwards. Nori had never met her Obaasama before, but quickly learns her family is old Japanese aristocracy. Her grandmother treats Nori awfully, but Nori is a strong woman and learns to survive.
Reading this book was an amazing experience because I learned so much, I was told about my home from a perspective not my own. I read about a woman who had endured so much, but remained strong and true to herself. She experienced fear, betrayal, suppression, rejection, discovery, and in the end found acceptance.
I picked up Untamed mostly because of its beautiful cover art. Untamed is a collection of short stories from the author’s life. Each story has a meaning or a lesson that she learned. The stories share her recent life while inspiring the reader, and providing insight into the world.
Queenie was a great coming of age story. It taught me a lot about what black women face daily and did an amazing job of putting their feelings into words.
A Korean feminist novel that sold over a million copies. Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 is relevant all over the world, and brings to light the sexism that exists in our systems.
There are so many themes and analysis that could be made about The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes I’m not sure I can give it justice. It been a while since I read The Hunger Games trilogy so I may have missed some of the references in the book. If I did I apologize. In […]
Inspired Mama by Sez Kristiansen was inspirational, and taught me that you can have children and still lead an exciting life. Leading the life that inspires you, teaches your children to take care of themselves and put their happiness first when they are adults. Teach them that “to be human is to be free, present and compassionate.”
The Ten Thousand Doors of January is a book about discovery. Discovery of your past, history, origin and true self. January is a strong heroine. She lives with her ward in a mansion and is treated like a daughter.
The lack of a daily commute really has an impact on my reading time. These are the four books I read during March and April. Have you read any of them? What did you think? I think my favourite was The Starless Sea.
Meg & Jo is a novel by Virginia Kantra inspired by the classic Little Women. Meg & Jo is a classic romance novel about findings love, the connection between sisters, and finding yourself.