If you like this then…..

I’ve been trying to think of a few new blog post ideas to keep things exciting for the fall and winter months. I’m shocked that I’ve actually been able to come up with a few! First idea was a series of “If you like this then you’ll like this” posts. I’m not setting up a schedule for these at all. Just keeping it random for the days that I don’t have a feature or review planned. I’ve got a list going of quite a few recommendations already and hope to keep it going! Here is my first recommendation!



First we have HOME GOING by Yaa Gyasi (Full review) – This is a beautifully written story following many generations stemming from two half sisters that were never fortunate enough to meet. This book is told in the format of a series of short stories where we get a point of view from a member of the family and the events that unfolded to shape their lives. Each new character perspective is so beautifully written – in just a short period of time there is so much emotion and connection to each person. Not only does this book cover a large amount of time, but it also covers so much geography as well.

You bring the distant near

SO – if you liked Homegoing, then I know you’ll love YOU BRING THE DISTANT NEAR by Mitali Perkins (Full review) – just like in Homegoing, this book offers the point of view of multiple generations (though not as many as in Homegoing) and also features a family moving across the world, what that move entails, and how that changes their lives. We get to see how the actions of one generation changes things for the next, as well as their own acceptance of where they came from. This one dives more into the family dynamic as the first one does, mainly because we are only dealing with three generations and get to spend more time with the characters.

I actually read these two within a few weeks of each other which brought a new appreciation for the both of them. Here’s what the two books have in common:

  • Multiple character POV’s
  • Follows generations of the same family
  • Crosses a great amount of distance geography wise
  • Features the after effects of choices made in ones life for future generations
  • Strong family bonds
  • Hints of racism and overcoming the hate
  • Elements of finding yourself despite societal pressures


I hope you enjoyed this new post. I hope to do more of these in the very near future if they’re something that seems interesting to my readers.

Until next time, happy reading!

13 Comments Add yours

  1. that’s a great post idea! thanks for sharing! i haven’t read both these books though!

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  2. Marie says:

    Oh this is a lovely new feature! I haven’t read any of these two books, but heard good things about both of them. Maybe I should try one of these someday. I love that they both have strong family bonds ❤ ❤

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    1. Strong families are always a huge plus for me. The first one (homegoing) is a little more difficult to see the strength of the bond because we don’t spend much time with each character, but every parental relationship was different and so interesting!

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  3. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Excellent idea Shanah!

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  4. Love this idea! You’re my go-to for recommendations and you haven’t let me down yet!

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    1. Glad to hear it!! Nevernight is your next Fantasy read…… just saying 😂


  5. Annie says:

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS and Homegoing was one of my faves this year so I’ve saved this one in the TBR ❤

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    1. You Bring the Distant Near is classified as a young adult but it would be great for any age range. It was so great!

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      1. Annie says:

        Can’t wait!!

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