I began writing reviews of books after I joined Goodreads in 2016. It’s the only way I can remember what I’ve read. I post my reviews on Goodreads as well as on my website. Today I posted my 100th book review on my website. So I think it’s a good time for me to pause and reflect.

I am pleasantly surprised by the eclectic nature of books I’ve read over the last two years: books on feminism, literary criticism, and social commentary; books about mythology and fairy tales; books about ancient cities, figures from ancient history, and translations of ancient texts; and books about the monotheistic traditions. 

Primarily, however, I’ve been reading a lot of fiction. My taste in fiction ranges from classics to historical fiction, to mythic retellings, to contemporary fiction. The authors I’ve read are a diverse group from all over the world: Sudan, Egypt, Turkey, the U.S., Australia, India, Indonesia, Britain, Ghana, Sweden, Lebanon, Mexico, Alaska, Palestine, Ireland, Pakistan, Russia, Canada, Argentina, Albania, Kenya, American Indian, and Iceland. 

Phew! I’m exhausted just thinking about it. 

AuthorTamara Agha-Jaffar