My Favourite Black Characters in Books

This post is part of Six for Sunday, run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

It’s not just important to diversify the authors you read. I have also been reading a lot more books with Black characters and listening to Black people’s stories and struggles.

Have you read any of these books? Or, do you have another recommendation for me?

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Characters Whose Lives I Want

This post is part of Six for Sunday run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

Have you ever read a book character and thought they’re living exactly the life you want? I’ve had that little pang of envy with a couple of characters.

For some it’s the place they live. Others, I’m envious of the job they have. Often it can be a combination of the two.

Do we have any in common? Or who would I find on your list? Let me know in the comments.

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Book Characters Who Deserve a Holiday

This post is part of Six for Sunday run by Steph from A Little But a Lot.

One thing so many people are missing from the Before Times is holidays. Who knew we’d miss getting on a plane so much?

I don’t know about you, but I could do with an escape from the world right now. If I won a trip for two, but had to bring a book character with me, I have some ideas as to who would be my travel companion.

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Characters Whose Jobs I’d Love

This post is part of Top Ten Tuesday run by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl

During the pandemic, quite a few people’s work situations have unfortunately changed. So many people are looking for work, or might even have had to change their profession. I think if I were in that position and could pick any job from any of the books I’ve read, there are some jobs I have in mind already.

If I were to start again, I think I’d go for one of these. Here’s the thing though, one of these is my actual trained profession. Can you guess which?

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Review: Before I Saw You by Emily Houghton

This book did not fit any of my challenge prompts.


Alice and Alfie are strangers. But they sleep next to each other every night.

Alfie Mack has been in hospital for months recovering from an accident. So when a new patient is put in the bed beside him, he’s eager for someone different to talk to. A new face on the ward is about as exciting as life gets for him right now.

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