14th November 2019 victoria

So this book is the fifth of the Noughts & Crosses series by the incredible story-teller and writer Malorie Blackman OBE, affectionately known as ‘Auntie’ Malorie – I truly feel like I know her. Haha – I wish! Many moons ago, as a young teen, I first picked up Noughts & Crosses in the LRC on Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school. What drew me to it? I don’t quite remember… Perhaps it was the title in itself; makes me think of the game you play with your friends in class on the sly while the teacher is teaching a class. Or…

31st July 2019 victoria

What a story, what a life! I listened to this book on Audible over several months. I really took my time to digest Michelle Obama’s life spoken in her own words and in her own voice. This woman is exceptional. She truly is sensational. Our world is a better place because of her – and I don’t say that lightly. “Becoming” is a book that must be experienced by every single person reading this review right now. On Thursday 2nd April 2009, I was a pupil at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (EGA) School and was fortunate enough to be one of…

1st June 2019 victoria

Now I got lucky with this book recommendation as it was the book chosen by BOTH my work book club and my social book club. Wonderful! I had never heard of the book until it was mentioned in both settings, but apparently it was already garnering some popularity amongst the masses because its poster is plastered all over London’s underground. But then I wouldn’t have known that, because although a certified city ‘nine-to-five’er, I am amongst a minority of individuals lucky enough to be spared from the notorious Transport for London network affectionately referred to as The Tube. My job…

14th January 2019 victoria

 Absolutely brilliant!  Wow, I am lost for words. What a life and what a story! It’s no wonder Trevor Noah is the sensational person he is today. Incredible story, phenomenal story-telling. You cannot regret picking up this book.   Genius title. This is the autobiography of a mixed race man born during Apartheid in South Africa. Before I picked up the book, the only thing I knew of Trevor Noah is that the hosted a late night television show (The Daily Show) centred on news, I didn’t realise it was satire until I did a quick google search. I’m not…

14th January 2019 victoria

I’m slowly making my way through my ‘to-read’ list. And finally – albeit a year after I planned to read it – I got around to reading (listening) to Black Privilege by Charlamagne tha god. It was definitely entertaining, humorous and eye-opening. It was last summer that I read this book and sitting here typing this, if there’s one thing I will take away from the book, it is the rule of respecting everyone because you never know when the person you overlooked in a room is the same person you require the approval of. For me, I like the…