October has been a month of waiting and celebrating. It’s brought good news and small reminders of autumns gone by. I’m adjusting to the cold, slowly. As I anticipate upcoming changes, I’m getting lost in birthday books and looking further ahead. Here are some things I’ve recently enjoyed.
1. Half of a Yellow Sun – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Set in 1960s Nigeria, Half of a Yellow Sun follows a group of characters before and during the Biafran War. It’s an important novel exploring identity, family and history.
2. Places I Stopped on the Way Home – Meg Fee
I sped through Meg Fee’s memoir, Places I Stopped on the Way Home. Read it if you like creative non-fiction and self-aware storytelling.
3. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
This musical comedy’s spiralling plot lost some fans, but I had faith that Rachel Bloom and the team knew what they were doing. Episodes from the current and final season are released weekly on Netflix. Here’s a fun song about career choices.
4. First Aid Kit and The Staves live