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Bittersweet Summer Rain

Originally posted on chaotic thoughts:
I guess its only right to say that I normally don’t write love poems, but there’s something intriguing about them. I like how their laughter sounds like music and their words form poetry. I like how they make me feel safe and how gentle they are with me. It could…

graveyard

Originally posted on life disrupted me:
it can’t be too morbid to imagine that we’re all graveyards at birth acquiring traumas from inception and stacking them up like legos till the wall is to high to climb so we chip at it trying to crack the bricks because the right one will make them all…

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

The story navigates through friendship, parenting, grief and loss as well as culture. Salvador is adopted by his dad, who is gay, after he loses his mother to illness. His father and mother met while in college and between them bloomed the greatest friendship or each their lives. Therefore, when the end nears it’s a …

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo

Lucy and Gabe met during one of the most tragic days to have ever been lived through by many. This event connects them and seems to tie them together for the years that follow. Through the conversations they have they go ahead to discover their passion. It is this that divides them as they respectively …

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Theodore Flinch is obsessed with dying, suicide to be precise. The statistics and probabilities of how he can off himself are constantly playing on his mind. Violet Markey is struggling to live through being haunted by Survivor’s guilt from her sister’s death. They meet on a ledge, the same reason having brought them there. Flinch …

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Meet Trevor, born of a strong African woman and a European father; his existence itself is punishable by law. He spends most of his younger years in hiding, be it in his grandmother’s house in Soweto, the white neighbourhoods he visits to see his father or his own home in an area where Africans are …

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

A young Maya Angelou is faced with the real and harsh realities of life at a young age. At the height of segregation she and her brother, Bailey, are sent to live with their grandmother who holds their greatest respect and reverence. They suffer the seeming rejection from their parents, whilst holding onto dear hope …

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Translated by Alan R. Clarke

We follow Santiago, a shepherd boy, in the journey towards his destiny. He first lives an average life, following a chosen path until he discovers in himself a desire to travel. With his father’s blessing he buys sheep and becomes a shepherd. This is what, in his capacity, allows him to expand his horizons. As …