4.11.2016

Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

Hello, hello! Welcome back to my blog, if this is your first time reading it; I am so happy that you're here (I've been watching way too many Youtube videos lol). Now I've been planning this post since February because I read the book in February but I just didn't know what to say. You know when you feel so strongly about something but then you just can't explain it? That's how I feel but I'll try my best. Let's get started! 

PS: I read a lot of books but I only review books that I LOVE 100% so if I review a book, it means I must think it's all that.

BOOK: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini


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I picked this book because one of my friends at college said it was really good. I didn't really know what to expect because I had never read a book based in Afghanistan or any country in the Middle East for that matter. Let  me just say that I love books that make me feel strong emotions. Be it pain, happiness, anger, anything. This book made me angry but sad from the very first chapter. It's one thing to acknowledge that for years women have been oppressed but it is another thing to feel like you're experiencing it first hand as you're reading the book. This book shook me to my core. It made me really wonder if such things happened/are happening in Nigeria. I can be quite emotional sometimes so I might be over reacting but that's how I truly feel. The two women in this book suffered a lot and I just kept on asking myself why life is so unfair to some people. It really is a good book. It's a critically acclaimed book actually. My friend Chiamaka has her own review of it which you can check HERE.. She has loads of other book reviews on her blog by the way.

This part shocked me so much, I had to take a picture
and send it to my friends lol.

The book also taught me a lot about the history of Afghanistan. I learned so much from it. Things that the media never  showed. Or maybe they did and I just wasn't paying attention. This book is what you call 10/10.(insert Naeto C's 10 Over 10). If you like to be in your feelings when you read, then you'll love this. A lot. This one is fiction but if you want a true life story, read The Kabul Beauty School by Debby Rodriguez. The stories of the women in that book are so sad and they're real. Please how can you get raped and you're the person that goes to jail and not the rapist? Is that not madness?I have so many things to say but I don't know how to say them sigh.I actually wish that I could buy dozens of this book and just give them out lmao. Please add it to your reading lists. 

Watch out for my next post on Friday, it's going to be about natural hair!  Enjoy your week.
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4 comments

  1. My friend is reading this book right now, and she just tells me how exciting it is! I might have to steal it from her soon after reading your review! <3

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  2. Aww wow really? I'd try to search it out on Scribd then. The only other book I have on the Middle East would be 'Son Of Hamas' which I hear is a good read but haven't picked up yet. Hope you are doing great girl!
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  3. Aww wow really? I'd try to search it out on Scribd then. The only other book I have on the Middle East would be 'Son Of Hamas' which I hear is a good read but haven't picked up yet. Hope you are doing great girl!
    www.tegastoria.blogspot.com

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  4. This. Book. Is. All. Loads. Of. Awesomeness!!! We read it in our book club last year (You should join if you aren't already part of one and are interested) and it was totally amazing!!! Everyone had loads of positive reviews on it.

    P.S: Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I really really really appreciate your comment!

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