Friday is one of my favorite days. It’s the start of the weekend and that means I get to spend time curled up with a blanket, a good book and a hot cup of tea. I haven’t been able to choose a lot of my current reads, due to school. However, the last school read was one that I highly recommend. Second Person Singular by Sayed Kashua, gives you an eye opening glimpse of what it’s like to be an Arab. In the media we mainly see the conflict between Jewish and Arab and the horrifying outcome of not seeing eye to eye, but we never see the raw humanity of both. Kashua allows us to enter the raw and vulnerable world of Jew and Arab, giving us a chance to wear the shoes of an Arab. He shows us what it might look like if Arab and Jew looked past race and saw each other as what they both are, human.
I gave this book a four out of five stars. Keep in mind this book contains suggestive language and parts can be hard to digest, but Kashua paints us a raw picture of humanity and what the media chooses not to show us.
I currently have two books I’m reading. One is a E-galley and the other is one that I picked up at my local library.
I had the amazing chance to read Sarah Bessey’s Out of Sorts(click here to pre-order), before it comes out on November 3rd. I’m currently loving it and plan to finish it very soon, so check back soon for my review.
My last current read is Astor Place by Stephanie Lehmann. I won’t say much about this book, simply because I’m only on the first few chapters. I will say this though,if you like fiction, feminism and stories about what it was like to be a woman in the 1900’s, check this book out! I will be talking more about this book in the future.
Until Next Time,