Topping & Company Booksellers of Bath, Summer 2019

Hi, my name is Yasmine (she/her) and I’ve blogged about books on-and-off for years. I mainly post reviews and book-related content on my Instagram page, @yasminerosereads, but have been feeling the urge to write longer pieces (if I can remember how to do so). Hence the decision to revive this old blog.

I try to read far and wide, but tend to gravitate towards contemporary literary fiction, nonfiction, memoirs and poetry. I read wherever my mood takes me but there are many brilliant initiatives and challenges on Bookstagram that I structure some of my TBR around (#RamadanReadathon, #ReadCaribbean, #ReadTheWorld21, #WomenInTranslation and #NonfictionNovember amongst others).

Some writers I love, in no particular order, whose books I’ve read more than one of:

Jamaica Kincaid / Angela Davis / Audre Lorde / Arundhati Roy / bell hooks / Marilynne Robinson / Angela Carter / Ananda Devi / Angela Saini / Maryse Condé / Leila Aboulela / Jackie Kay / Jung Chang / Maggie Nelson / Han Kang / Naomi Klein / Zadie Smith / Toni Morrison / Claudia Rankine / Nina Mingya Powles