People!!!! I am really sorry I know I had promised to update more this year but this month has just been so short you know.
Any way, I have had like three posts pending but before I post them I am going to post my monthly reading list.
Like I said this month has been so short and I honestly didn’t think I’d read that many books but I think I managed just fine.
I loved the books that I read this month because as much as they were different, they had one thing in common, they got to me. And when I say they got to me I mean that they managed to fuck with my emotions.
When a book manages to hook me in and leave me feeling some type of way then in my opinion it is a good book.
N. Y. P. D Red by Robert Patterson and Marshall Karp
This is the second book written by James Patterson that I have read and I just can’t help but wonder, do all of his books involve mentally unstable murderers? Not that I am complaining, Along came the Spider was a deeply engrossing book and so was N. Y. P. D Red 2.
I loved the suspense and also speculating about who the murderer could be although in the latter book he or rather they were very evident from the start.
This book definitely left me conflicted because these guys were only killing criminals or so they thought and at some point I actually rooted for them until they were not and almost killed an innocent woman then I realized two wrongs really don’t make a right.
You might think you are righting a wrong by doing something equally wrong but you become the same as the wrong doer. I really hope that makes sense.
We’re Going To Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union
This one literally made me want to grab a glass of wine, a comforter and sit at a cozy corner somewhere and just immerse myself.
Maybe I am being biased because let’s face it Gabrielle Union is an icon to most, me being one of them and reading about how her life was and has been was just something.
I saw a woman who like most women has been through a lot in her life and has had to live with insecurities and doubts about herself.
From living in a time where skin color was an issue for most to going through the hardships that come with losing a baby and lest I forget, dealing with a cheating husband who she not only loved but also supported.
These are things that most women face and I imagine this book must have given hope to someone who has gone through the same. Hope in that they knew they were not alone and that at some point it gets better.
Go Ask Alice
I felt really shitty after reading this one because it was so sad and yet so true. The book is actually based off of a diary of a fifteen year old drug addict.
It is a clear depiction of what goes through a teenagers head, the things that lead them to taking drugs, the way their lives are affected and the aftermath.
Alice goes through a lot of shit because of turning to drugs as an escape and also as a way to fit in.
At first she is not able to come to her parents; a thing that most teenagers seem to be incapable of for one reason or the other.
The aftermath though is what really got to me. She had started getting her life in order towards the end of the book and bum! She is found dead and it is not known whether it was because of an intentional overdose or if it was accidental. Whatever the reason though, this book just goes to show the fate that many young drug addicts face.
I would really recommend this one to all the parents or guardians struggling to understand their teenage children. It really brings a lot to perspective.
Storm & Silence by Robert Thier
Robert Thier is the name that he goes by on wattpad and he is the author of this amazing series of books that I have come to fall in love with.
Wattpad has a lot of amazing author’s and this guy is on top of the list. His books are extremely long but oh so engrossing and because it is set in what I believe to have been the past like women-couldn’t-wear-trousers past, it is abit modest but then again when it is not it is not.
Lord Rikkard Ambrose and Miss Lilly Linton’s relationship is so refreshing and oh so funny. I laughed so much while reading and even cried at the Titanic-like scene. Although their relationship is dragged out all through the four books, the latter being where he finally confesses his love, there is never a dull moment.
Nairobi Days by Shelina Shariff-Zia
It starts off with talk about the Westgate Saga. If you are a Kenyan then you know very well how trying a time that was for all of us.
I got to experience not only what growing up in Kenya in the past was like but also experience life from a different perspective in terms of culture and religion from the book.
While in the States the author tells her sister in law stories from her young age while she lived in Kenya. At first the stories are meant to distract them both from the fear that her brother might have been in the the mall during the attack but as she continues, she gets more engrossed.
We see what it was really like for a young girl growing up in the 60’s in Kenya. This was the time when Kenya was just beginning to develop, it was just immediately after getting independence.
I am actually supposed to write a review for this and thus won’t dwell on it as much as I would have loved to.
This right here is my February reading list. I really did try to have it up on time😅 You can refer to my previous post for Last month’s reading list.
Until next time😘