End of Summer Reads

As you may have seen from my Goodreads page, I have to read 24 books by the 31st of December 2018! I am about to read all day, every day just to reach my goal! Things started off pretty slowly but I am picking up speed because I finally succumbed to living in the 21st century – I bought myself a Kindle! My bank account is looking back at me with dismay because I am just buying every single book I have always wanted to read since I was a kid.


Listen, books are pricey in South Africa. When I was in high school, if they didn’t have the book at the municipal library then you were just not going to read it. Well, that was my case anyway! So, since I received my new, fancy gadget I have been trying to pick up some speed. These are the books I have read, currently reading or about to read.


Bare by Jackie Phamotse – I wanted to read something from back home and this book had had some tongues wagging so I thought I would give it a read. I finished it in a week because it is loaded with suspense and you just want to know what happens to Treasure. This is possibly based on a true story; young women tend to seek “blessers” or “sugar daddies” to support their luxurious lifestyles. It’s not all glitz and glam as revealed in this tell-all book. I mean, it’s not a book I would normally pick up but it was a decent read.

milk and honey by Rupi Kaur – this book is gentle and delicate. I had forgotten some of these feelings, to be honest. I almost wanted to feel the hurt so I could feel myself heal just so I could encapsulate it all. I wanted all of these emotions to wash over me just so I can feel a little human. I may have read the book at a difficult time when everything was kind of up in the air so I was all aboard the feels train.

Currently Reading

Moonology by Yasmin Boland – Okay, let’s not judge okay. Here me out. When you are going through some sort of retrograde and nothing seems to work out, you seek help, right? So, since I had tried different things, I turned to the moon. I was clutching at straws, really. But, turns out that this is such a fascinating topic. There is so much to learn about our solar system. There is just so much to learn, in general, so why should we limit ourselves. I am enjoying this new particular school of thought. It is all starting to make sense. I would recommend it if you have an interest in astrology…and if you are human.

Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes – At first, I thought it was a whole lot of rambling and long-winded rhetorical but, I have really gotten into the book and I understand the writer now. I was just really interested to know what goes on in the mind of a television queen and I think I am getting to all of those answers.

What’s next?

I might be getting a little ambitious with my reading but this Kindle has gotten me obsessed!

Witch by Lisa Lister – uhm, moving along swiftly. Also, why not?

the sun and her flowers by Rupi Kaur – I have to read this after milk and honey moved me so.

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway – it’s a classic and it has been in my cart for a while and I think I do need to have a variety!

I have three long haul flights coming up so I think I can get through a great deal of reading. I will posts updates on Instagram stories and I will leave an update in the comments section. If you have any books to recommend, feel free to let me know.

Happy reading,

~ M & I

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