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. 

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AuthorTamara Agha-Jaffar