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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

New Year, New Readings

With a new year usually comes resolutions, which I am sure for many book lovers includes new reading resolutions.  Last year I was able to read quite a number of books (my 2012 reads can be found here).  I also signed up for a few challenges.  I didn't do that well in those, and quickly realised that I might actually be terrible at reading challenges, which made me quite sad. I'm not sure how many books I'll get to read this year, but it will be fun at the end of 2013 to know how many I did end up reading. Also for now, I haven't signed up for any challenges, which is not to say I might not change my mind later on in the year.

I don't tend to make new year's resolutions, as I've never really stuck to them. So this year, my  reading resolution is to just read, discover and learn more about African literature. There are a few authors I am yet to read (Helen Oyeyemi, Jude Dibia), which I really hope I get the chance to. I also want to read books from countries I didn't get the chance to last year (Kenya, Morocco and more). I'm excited to see what this year will bring in terms of reading, but what are your reading resolutions? Would love to hear!!!

 
 

6 comments:

  1. Below is a link to my review of Grace Land by Chris Abani
    http://www.maryokekereviews.blogspot.com.es/2012/07/graceland-2004-by-chris-abani.html

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    1. Thanks for the link to the review Mary. It really does sound interesting, and I hope I get the chance to read it this year.

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  2. I just finished Shailja Patel's "Migritude"! loved it. I started an offline book club to continue what I started with the Africa Reading Challenge but my main reading resolution is to continue to explore literature outside the U.S., especially from the South Asian diaspora. I'm also interested in reading some books from Swedish authors or set in Sweden (as it's the one European country I really want to visit).

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    1. I really, really, really want to read "Migritude". I've been wanting to for a while now - maybe this year (fingers crossed). I know Stieg Larsson, but I've actually never read anything from Sweden. My non-African related reading resolution is to explore more literature from the Caribbean.

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    2. looking forward to ur caribbean lit reviews (I think tiphanie yanique's short story collection is the only caribbean work on my to-read list for the year)

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    3. I've been recommended Caryl Phillips and Andrea Levy, so looking forward to reading them when I can. I'll also check out Tiphanie Yanique.

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