Year in Books 2016 – Part 1 – YA Speculative Fiction & Fantasy

I will be sharing my 2016 favourites list in three parts: Part 1 – YA Speculative fiction and fantasy, Part 2 – Adult Speculative fiction and fantasy & Part 3 – Contemporary fiction and Non-fiction. Truth be told, I learn from all the pages I pass through but friends are curious so here’s a few favourites read … More Year in Books 2016 – Part 1 – YA Speculative Fiction & Fantasy

Monthly Wrap-Up feat. the #DiverseAThon Wrap-Up

  I didn’t do my monthly wrap-up for August, so the above image combines both my August and September books. In August, I caught up on reading books by a few of my favourite writers: Helen Oyeyemi, Octavia Butler, Nalo Hopkinson, Ursula K. Le Guin and Melina Marchetta. As always, I find myself in awe of a book/series, … More Monthly Wrap-Up feat. the #DiverseAThon Wrap-Up

Yassmin’s Story by Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Frank, fearless, funny, articulate and inspiring, Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a dynamo, a young Muslim dynamo offering a bracing breath of fresh air – and hope. At 21, Yassmin found herself working on a remote Australian oil and gas rig; she was the only woman and certainly the only Sudanese-Egyptian-Australian background Muslim woman. With her hijab … More Yassmin’s Story by Yassmin Abdel-Magied