Day 10: Celebrating Black Authors – A Long Way Gone by Beah

Today’s book is doing triple duty. It’s serving as my celebrating black authors book, Book Beginnings and The Friday 56.

Title: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Author: Ishmael Beah
ISBN-13: 978-0374531263
Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books
Release Date: August 2008
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Summary from Book:

At the age of twelve, Ishmael Beah fled attacking rebels in Sierra Leone and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence. By thirteen, he’d been picked up by the government army, and Beah, at heart a gentle boy, found that he was capable of truly terrible acts. AT sixteen, he was removed from fighting by UNICEF, and through the help of the staff at his rehabilitation center, her learned how to forgive himself, to regain his humanity, and finally, to heal.

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Book Beginnings & Friday 56 – The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

This weeks Book Beginnings and Friday 56 is Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. I’ll be reading The Haunting of Hill House next month as part of my Classiic Horror Novel Reading Challenge.

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Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 – Their Eyes by Zora Hurston

This weeks Book Beginnings and Friday 56 is Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston. Their Eyes is doing triple duty. I’ll be reading it for book club next month and it’s part of my Diversity Reading Challenge and Back to Classics Challenge. It’s been on my reread list for a long time having read it some 15 years ago in college.

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Book Beginnings & The Friday 56 – The Gun by Fuminori Nakamura

This year I’m participating in several reading challenges; and this weeks Book Beginnings and Friday 56 is part of my Diversity Reading Challenge and the Mount TBR Challenge. This year I’m making a conscious effort to diversify my reading and tackle the books in my ever-growing TBR pile piles.

I found this book at my public library’s book store. I saw the title and was intrigued. I read Continue reading