About

Hey there! Welcome to my blog and thank you for checking it out.

I started this blog mid-2016 when my addiction to reading was on overdrive and I needed an outlet. I found myself jotting down my thoughts after I read a book and it was very therapeutic. That’s when I discovered the large book community online. Who would have thought? I have been able to connect with so many awesome people since then and I could not be happier about it.

Getting a bit personal; here are a few things about me. I am a twenty-something-year-old passionate reader from Kenya, based in Nairobi.

I truly enjoy getting lost in a book as long as the synopsis draws me to it but sometimes the title and cover can do the trick.

I mostly love books that can make me cry and trust me, that’s a wide variety. Anything sweet or heartbreaking from a romance story to an intense historical fiction or a nonfiction book, I will well up. I really don’t know why but I once was told it’s because I am emotionally detached in real life. I personally don’t believe it.

Arts. Anything artsy really; books, movies, TV series, and music. You name it. I love them! I love movie adaptations of books. It’s always like experiencing two different things and I live for them (even though I’ll probably be in everyone’s face screaming how the book was better). Gone Girl, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Fault in Our Stars, The Longest Ride, The Martian, Rebecca, I could keep going but that will take a lot of time.

Before picking up a book or even committing to finishing it, I have to be very drawn to it. I believe that reading time is very precious and therefore I cannot waste it. The pickiness has nothing to do with the genre but a lot to do with the synopsis and the general feedback the book has.

When it comes to favorite books, I can never just pick one. How can anyone have one favorite thing? But I do have a list of favorite books that will keep growing with time. My favorites come from various genres Historical Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Women’s Fiction, Romance, Young Adult or Nonfiction. I have authors who I own a lot of books from and those would be Colleen Hoover and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Paulo Coelho comes in next after those two. Here is my list of all-time favorite books so far:

  1. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  2. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
  3. Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  4. Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
  5. Tristan & Danika Trilogy by R. K. Lilley
  6. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  7. Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren
  8. November 9 by Colleen Hoover
  9. Hothouse Flower By Krista & Becca Richie
  10. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
  11. The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
  12. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  13. Love Me With Lies Series by Tarryn Fisher
  14. The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill
  15. We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  16. The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker
  17. An Exaltation of Larks by Suanne Laqueur
  18. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  19. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  20. Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

If you would like to keep in touch with me on a daily basis, follow me on my Instagram because I know I suck at the rest. But you can follow me there too! I will improve, I promise!

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Waridi Wanjiku
P. O. Box 64919 – 00620
Nairobi, Kenya

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Wanjiku

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