Reading for fun? What is that?! As a student and an only-parent, it is difficult to find time to enjoy reading for pleasure. There is always another assigned chapter to read, home distractions and dishes to do that fill my spare time, however, I managed to do it! I not only finished a book, There, There by Tommy Orange, but I have started another book, Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor. 

Both books bring me out of my reading comfort-zone and into eye-opening, fascinating reads. While I was introduced to Tommy Orange’s book through an optional lecture at the university, I found Nnedi Okorafor through our reading lists. I am thoroughly enjoying the writing style of Okorafor – the magical world that exists alongside the “normal” world as it is set in Nigeria – compared to what I generally read in sci-fi/fantasy books. I read wherever I can, including my own backyard (Bonus: this earns a Read Outside badge for the library’s summer reading program).


If you can, take the time to look over our reading lists and find something that you can read for the love of reading. It will take you out of your comfort zone and into a new reading realm!