If You Want To Make God Laugh

“But you couldn’t outrun your fears because that was the thing about fear: it was a shadow you could never shake, and it was fit and it was fast and it would always, always be there just a split second behind you.”- page 364

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Hum If You Don’t Know the Words by Bianca Marais is a book that had been on my TBR for awhile and one of my resolutions this year to is read more backlist titles. This book had a slow start, but told such a beautiful and moving story. This historical fiction book is set in South Africa in the 1970’s and covers topics of race and discrimination.

If You Want To Make God Laugh by Biana Marais is set in South Africa in the 1990’s from the perspective of 3 different women. This book felt very different from the first book and I did enjoy both.

If you enjoyed these books, then I would highly recommend reading:

 

 

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The Girl With The Louding Voice

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“Is like I am inside one kind heaven of books and educations.”

“I want to be reading every day.”- p153 The Girl With The Louding Voice

The Girl with the Louding Voice: A Novel by Abi Daré is the Read with Jenna pick for February 2020. This story about a fourteen year old Nigerian girl and the hardships she endures. The book gives a great glimpse into the Nigerian culture. I really enjoyed this book and hope that there will be a sequel to see what happens next for Adunni.

“Your schooling is your voice, child. It will be speaking till the day God is calling you come.”

“…because I don’t just want to be having any kind voice…I want a louding voice.”                                                        -p25 The Girl With The Louding Voice

If you enjoyed this book, then I would recommend reading:

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