Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (book review) – torn between science and faith

Transcendent Kingdom is a touching story that covers difficult topics such as addiction, mental health, and immigration. The story of Gifty and her family is heartbreaking, and illustrates not only the hardships of Black immigrants in the USA, but also how mental health issues take a toll on the whole family. Definitely one of those books that I'll recommend to all my friends!

Ten books to read this fall (Top Ten Tuesday)

Inspired by Top Ten Tuesday, today I share with you a list of books to read this fall. All these books remind me of autumn - either I read them during autumn-ish days, or the mood of the book takes me to autumn land. If any of the books catch you attention, you can read … Continue reading Ten books to read this fall (Top Ten Tuesday)

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (book review) – a multi-generational saga of roots and slavery

"Homegoing" is a beautiful and heartbreaking saga of multiple generations descending from Ghana. Even though it tackles tough issues as racism and slavery, colonialism and (lack of) integration, the compassionate tone helps the reader make sense of the impact ancestry has on each character.