Happy Thursday, book friends! Welcome to the second edition of TBR Thursdays, where I’m sharing a book from my physical TBR.
This week, we’re once again working with the Book of the Month stack at the bottom of my TBR cart. Be sure to let me know if you read and loved this week’s title, or if it’s also on your TBR! This week’s book is…
Sankofa by Chibundu Onuzo
A woman wondering who she really is goes in search of a father she never knew–only to find something far more complicated than she ever expected–in this “stirring narrative about family, our capacity to change and the need to belong“ (Time).
Anna is at a stage of her life when she’s beginning to wonder who she really is. In her 40s, she has separated from her husband, her daughter is all grown up, and her mother–the only parent who raised her–is dead.
Searching through her mother’s belongings one day, Anna finds clues about the African father she never knew. His student diaries chronicle his involvement in radical politics in 1970s London. Anna discovers that he eventually became the president–some would say dictator–of a small nation in West Africa. And he is still alive…When Anna decides to track her father down, a journey begins that is disarmingly moving, funny, and fascinating.Bookshop.org synopsis
Why It’s On My TBR
I’ll be honest that I kind of forgot what this one was about, as it’s been sitting in my BOTM stack of shame for a while now. Seeing that it was a Reese’s Book Club pick, I suspect that may be why I chose it as my Book of the Month back in the day. I love a story about a woman going on a journey of self discover and tend to enjoy anything Reese picks (save a couple of thrillers).
I don’t think I’ve seen much of this one around on the bookish internet but it has a slew of accolades, so I’m curious to know your experience if you read it! Let me know!