September 25, 2014, Thursday afternoon -- Reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Enjoying the sunshine
She is reading Americanah, by the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.  She learned about it from a Goodreads friend.  It's about a young woman who leaves Nigeria to go to the university in the United States and is confronted with the idea of race for the first time.

Something else good that she's read lately (that she learned about from Real Simple magazine) is a book called Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eight Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective, by Pat Summit with Sally Jenkins, an autobiographical novel about a women's basketball coach who has won more NCAA games than anyone else, who gets early-onset Alzheimer's disease.

Before these two books, she said she was reading a lot of Grisham because her life was hectic and his books provided a total release.