Aug 31, 2011

September reading


For the last two weeks I’ve been on a reading hiatus. With the number of books I’ve been reading recently, and the varying levels of intensity I think my brain just got overloaded and decided to take a much-needed break. In light of this, I’m trying to formulate a plan for September. At this time I think my focus will be children’s literature. With that said, I only have two such books in my TBR (To Be Read) pile. These are Wandi’s Little Voice by Ellen Banda-Aaku and Eno’s Story by Ayodele Olofintuade.

A brief synopsis of each:
Wandi's Little Voice - "The lovable narrator of this novel is Wandi, a young girl balanced between childhood and adulthood, and between the shanty town where she loves to play with her friends and the refined suburbs to which her mother would like to confine her."

Eno's Story - "Eno lives happily with her father, until one day he disappears in an accident. Her uncle says that she is a "witch" who has caused her father's death. She goes through many struggles before moving in with other children who have also been called "witches" and have been sent away from home."

I’m also committed to reading two books by Yvonne Vera – Butterfly Burning and The Stone Virgins. Neither one will be an easy-breezy read, so I think having children’s literature interspersed between them will act as a nice buffer. 

Does anyone have any suggestions for children’s literature I can add to my list?

2 comments:

Nice ones, I look forward to reading Eno's story one day. I will suggest Far from Home by Naima Roberts. It's more Young Adult than children's though. Happy September and happy reading.

Thanks for the suggestions, Myne. Will definitely look it up. Not sure why I wasn't even thinking young adult...*smack my head on my keyboard*

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