I absolutely love reading. It is a way to escape without distractions of cat memes of the internet. Because of such I have a list of books that I think might interest you.
The World Was Silent When We Died
Set in 1960s during the struggle for Biafra to become an independent entity, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun, which was later adapted in a movie, spins a tale of five characters who experiences growth and setbacks during war.
The novel does not cover an easy subject matter as it deals personal events that are directly and indirectly involved with a war. The book was beautifully written with a heartbreaking powerful story. I give it 4 out of 4 stars.
It Begins with the Discovery of Witches.
A Discovery of Witches (Book one of the All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness is no ordinary witches and vampires story. While on the surface it seems like a tale of witch meets vampire, it goes beyond that. Blending history, suspense, and love, Harkness creates a unique magical world that is easily enjoyable.
I give this 3 out of 4 stars.
The City Burned Beneath the Dreaming Moon.
Book one of the Dreamblood duo, N.K. Jemisin's The Killing Moon is one of my favorite fantasy books to date. Set in Gujaareh, where Gatherers (who gather the magic from dreams) enforce the law of the land: peace. Ehiru who is the top gatherer must start questioning his own faith when he decides to protect the woman is was tasked to kill.
Jemisin artfully explains this fantasy world and the magic system while creating main characters that become are instantly likable.
I give it 3.5 out of 4 stars.
Notable books (on a scale of 4 stars):
- This is How You Lose Her - Junot Diaz (2.5 stars)
- Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter - Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett (3 stars)
- Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present - Harriet A. Washington (3 stars)
- The Parable of Sower and The Parable of Talents - Octavia Butler (5 stars)
- The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafón (4 stars)
- The Strain - Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro (4 stars)
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Any books you recommend?