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Monochromes - Again

My 7 Favorite Books of 2017

Hi all!
I have finally decided to share with you a part of me that I have teased at for quite a while.
When I'm not pairing outfits in my head, I most likely have my nose stuck in a book or my kindle.
Going forward, I intend to set up a structure of weekly book discussions (not reviews) but for today, I'm introducing this column with my 7 favorite reads of 2017!
Why 7? It's definitely not because 7 is my lucky number but because I frankly didn't think any of the other 34 books were worthy enough to make it a ballpark figure.
These are not book reviews and they are definitely not recommendations.

1. Diaries of a Dead African by Chuma Nwokolo - It is only natural that this is the first book on my list this year. A friend sent me this when I lost my dad. I was too upset at the time to read anything but I feel entirely in love with it the moment I did.
It tells the story of Meme Jumai a struggling farmer and his two sons: Abel a failed writer and Calamatus an aspriring con…

Striped! Take 2!

Hi all!

At this point, even I am ashamed of apologizing for long absences. I read a tweet the other day saying "are you really a blogger if you don't open every post with ...I'm sorry I've been away..." I found it funny and sad at the same time. I'm sure you can imagine why.

I'll be honest anyway. It's a struggle to curate content when it seems like your reach is dwindling everyday. Sharing and publicizing posts is frankly my biggest challenge with blogging.
There's only so much "Please Read and Rt/Share" that you can send out without feeling like a bother to friends and family.

I've come to understand however that it won't get easier so I might as well suck it up and get my hands dirty.
On that note, I'd like to sincerely thank you all for sticking with me through this journey. For checking in even when you're not quite sure that you're going to find something new. For engaging with me in the comment section and on …