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Rusty’s Reading List 2016 | January 11, 2016


I have read this before, in pieces. More importantly, I thought I would read it again as Amal is featuring at CapSlam and OYPS this weekend and I was wondering what to say about her.

I suppose the first thing to say is that reading The Honey Month and thinking you know what it means to read Amal is a mistake. She is not be pigeon-holed. Now if you want to read this to see a slice of her talent, you will not be disappointed.

Reading it again, I had forgotten how sensual this book is. I mean, there were always examples (I have heard Amal read ‘Peach Creamed Honey’ a few times), but it didn’t realize (or recall, more likely), how pervasive it was.

And it is perfect at it.

Simply put, writing about and inspired by honey, how could it not be sensual… or even sexual. I mean… honey.

Beautiful poetry (and yes, the prose is still poetry). (Heck, the descriptions of colour and taste are poetry.)

As said, there is MUCH more to Amal than this. She is a phenomenally talented individual. But if you are looking for a (ahem) taste, The Honey Month is well worth dipping into.

So, Amal? When are you going to write a novel?


Books Read in 2016

The Honey Month – Amal El-Mohtar
Sunsets for Daydreamers – Megan Ann Ward
September – Brandon Wint & Ikenna Onyegbula


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