Six months of this crazy year, 2020, have passed. Our generation is sure to remember this year for the rest of our lives. In these tough times, books kept me company (what else can you expect from a book blogger).
Below are five of the books that I enjoyed reading the most.
Bird Cottage by Eva Meijer
Meijer’s Bird Cottage is a unique novel based on the life and research of Gwendolen Howard, a British naturalist and musician, that weaves biographical facts with fiction. This book with its pretty cover and gorgeous writing will surely touch your soul.
Reading the Knots by Susan Garzon
This is an an incredibly beautiful literary fiction-cum-historical novel set in 1950s Guatemala. Read it to know how three brave woman survive this tumultuous period in Guatemala.
Black Volta by Pete KJ
Set in Ghana and USA, this is a gripping literary fiction-cum-mystery that alternates between the past and present. This book has exceptionally well-developed characters, a rich story, and good writing.
Playing Dead By by Monique Faison Ross
Playing Dead is an account of what victims of domestic violence go through, but above all, it’s a survivor’s story. It recounts how the author overcame these terrible situations to become a strong woman for the sake of her children whom she loves with all her heart. It’s a compelling memoir, and once you start reading, you won’t be able to put it down till you reach the last page.
Knightmare Arcanist by Shami Stovall
Pirates, magical creatures, ships, islands, and a great coming-of-age story. What more do you need from a YA fantasy?
The first book in the Frith Chronicles, Knightmare Arcanist, by Shami Stovall, engrossed me from the first page and kept me interested till the last.
Read this. You won’t be disappointed.