January felt pretty quick to me. What did you think? Did it feel like one long year to you? I hope not. This month flew by, and it was full of many beautiful things — in life and on the internet. As this post goes up, I’m also publishing a post about the 15 books I read in January (just in case you’re looking for more recommendations).
I’m keeping it short and sweet this week, because of work. But, let’s dive in!
Have you read Nicole Chung’s memoir, All You Can Ever Know? I loved it, as I did her new article on The Cut about what brought her adoptive and birth family together.
When food is your only link to your culture.
Love this interview with illustrator, Araki Koman, who’s lived in eight countries. Isn’t her art lovely?
Genesis Begins Again was one of my favorite reads last year. I enjoyed this interview of the author, Alicia D. Williams on NPR.
Did you know there’s a society for editors in Nigeria? This Guardian interview with Executive Director, Anwuli Ojogwu is eye-opening. I’ve been enjoying learning about writing and publishing in Nigeria — I even interviewed the managing editor of Farafina Books here (if you missed it).
I loved this interview with Marie Kondo, in which she shares the one thing she regrets giving away.
Taking notes from this list of Caribbean books out in 2019.
Five tips for freelancers trying to launch their business this year.
Finally, I listened to (and LOVED) this interview with author, Dani Shapiro, who discovered that her father was not her birth father. It’s the main focus of her recent memoir, Inheritance. This story is gripping. I can’t wait to read the book — it’s even on my list of 2019 anticipated reads!
If you’d like to see more links, I’ve been sharing more every other week on KacheeTee — check out this one and this. I’ll also be sending out a newsletter this weekend. Subscribing is easy as pie 😉 — just click here.
Don’t forget to see what I read this month here. How was January for you? Trial month? Or are you actually killing your goals? I’d love to know!
P.S – This weekend (Sunday, Feb 3), I’m taking over @bookgiftco Instagram stories to chat about my reading life and show you how I spend my Sundays! I hope you’ll join me 🙂
Funmilola Ogunseye says
Love this list 💕
Afoma Umesi says
Thanks, Funmi! I hope January was a good reading month for you too. 🙂