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Abarna’s Life in Books

Last week, Becca shared her “life in books” through this book tag. We thought it was be a fun way for our readers to get to know a little bit about us! This week, it’s my turn.
Don’t forget to check out Becca’s post!

Note: You can click on the book covers if you want more information about the books.

1. Find a book for each of your initials.

A – A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

This is one of my favourite books of all time – but it is also a really intense, really difficult read. I would recommend it to anyone who is in the right head space for it. It is beautifully and incredibly impactful.

N – Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

A sweet and cheeky YA graphic novel, with quirky characters that function outside of the typical norms meant for “the hero” and “the villain.” The ending left me wanting more, though – I wish this were a series!

2. Count your age along your bookshelf: What book is it?

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

I haven’t read this book (or, like 70% of my bookshelf, haha), but I picked it up from a thrift store after hearing a few friends raving about it.

3. Choose a book set in your city or country

The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole

A really important book, set in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), documenting racial discrimination and black resistance. Written by a local activist, this book is a must-read for Canadians, especially those who believe that racism and police brutality isn’t an issue here.

4. Choose a book that represents a place you’d love to travel to.

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

Yes, the place featured in this book is a fictional place. No, I would not like to change my answer. (But also, the real-life place in this book is New York, and I would LOVE to experience New York in all its glory).

5. Choose a book that’s your favourite colour.

Purple – Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor

6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

I love Mindy Kaling, she is hilarious, and it’s great to see a plus-sized dark-skinned brown woman on TV and movies. I read this book (the second of her memoirs!) on vacation, and it was so laugh-out-loud funny and relatable in so many ways.

7. What book did you have the most difficulty reading?

The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

This book was SO GOOD, but I truthfully was unsure of how I felt about this book until I finished it. It was rich in detail; which was really great in some ways, but it also felt it was overly detailed at times. It also features difficult subject matter.

8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest sense of accomplishment when you finish it?

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood

I hear this book is really good but I just haven’t been able to start it….one day…

That’s it for me! Stay tune for more reviews soon.

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