Just finished Binti. Loved the exploration of self in this text, the implications of traveling away from home. Full review coming soon. Starting on Home, the second novella.
I enjoyed this novella, but didn‘t “love” it - probably because it was too short to develop ideas and expand on them properly. Interesting premise where a Namibian Himba girl leaves Earth to study at a distant university on another planet, and finds adventure and a new life on the way. Still, a good read, and I‘m interested to keep reading the series and getting to know Binti better. 4.0/5.0 ⭐️ #2019
@LibrarianRyan You completely out did yourself with the package! First, I love all the books (so many) and I can‘t wait to dive into them. Second, the book hugger is “out of this world” and I can‘t believe you made it. The game looks interesting and I love the little pins (especially the space boy/planet one). Seriously, everything is AMAZING!!! Thank you so much!! ❤️
I generally don‘t read sci-fi, but had seen a lot of good reviews on here and was wanting a read I could easily do in a couple hours. A story about overcoming differences, trust, and making your own path, I am interested to see what happens to Binti next.
Enjoying the spring day and this quick read while my daughter naps. #springhassprung
I've heard such great things that I figured it was time to read this!
I don't normally do weekday events but I'm going to make this happen! And how did I miss that she's a Cincinnati native??!!??
I did not read 24 hours this weekend @Andrew65 #25b4Monday, but I did finish 2 books for Black History. The Hate U Give (own voices and literary award - William C. Morris) and Binti (set in space and an AOC set in space)
Now this is some absolutely gorgeous sci-fi. I just ordered the other two books in the trilogy. I really need to invest in a kindle😅 It‘s such a short novella - only 90 or so pages, but in that time I was immersed in this incredible universe Okorafor created. And Binti is a strong, interesting MC
Binti deserves all the love it has been getting here on Litsy ♥️
#readBlackwomen @TheNextBook #fridaynightbookclub @JoScho @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
“No Himba has ever gone to Oomza Uni. So me being the only one on the ship was not that surprising. However, just because something isn‘t surprising doesn‘t mean it‘s easy to deal with.” 🧡
I‘ve seen so much #LitsyLove for Binti, I just had to pick it up on my sci-fi shopping spree. I also love the cover (and it‘s 2019, so I WILL judge my book by its cover, thank you very much!) ❤️🧡💛 Also, I used the gorgeous tote bag @JoScho sent me in a care package a while back for a beautiful photo backdrop. This whole post is 100% #blameitonlitsy
I‘ll be back once I‘ve finished this novella! #readBlackwomen @TheNextBook
Original and intriguing, and for a novella, it touched on a lot of topics, such as tradition, intolerance, social class conflicts, and war. Hopefully the next two in the trilogy explore those topics more. I'm excited to continue reading about this powerful female character.
I listened to this gorgeously-done audiobook last night while cooking & doing dishes. I‘ve heard so many good things about this novella, and for the most part it lives up to the hype. I did feel like the resolution was a little too swift & didn‘t adequately deal with certain plot points, though. I wish it had been developed into a full novel, taking the time to more fully resolve the conflict. Hoping there‘ll be more development in the other two!
Well I am late to the game on this one, so this is not news, but... this is very good. Lived up to the hype for me. I'll be reading the next one, and in audiobook again because narrator Robin Miles was fantastic (also not news, I know).
Book club pick for last month! This was my second read through of this great novella and I'm excited to get to the rest of the trilogy.
Most of my book club didn't love it because I'm the only scifi/fantasy reader among them but we had some great discussion about outsider narratives, traditional cultures, and coming of age.
Thank you, @matthieumcintosh, hand model extraordinaire. I missed you and @athenawins!
Happy #BlackHistoryMonth Littens!! ♥️ I figured I‘d try out this author and she didn‘t disappoint!! The setting is futuristic, but features some of the age old problems of discrimination. Mostly it shows the main character coming of age, choosing her own path to college and taking control of her destiny. The author managed to convey so much in a short novella and it‘s quite an uplifting story. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
My only complaint about this novella is that it was too short. I realize it‘s a series of three novellas. I am eager to read the rest of them. Binti is from a tribe on earth that never leaves the planet. When she is accepted into a prestigious school on another planet she sneaks away and makes the trip, encountering an invasion on her ship that puts her wits to the test. She is a strong character with a lot of ties to her culture.
Read this for a book club at work along with @AthenaWins and @everlocalwest who both love it. Let me just say: This ain‘t my thing. I don‘t read Sci-Fi but the story itself is good enough that I can look past the shrimp ships. I appreciate the narrative arc just fine and the characters (Binti especially, duh) are good for the most part. My only major gripe is how heavy handed some of the themes felt.
Hoping to start and finish this during lunch today!
I‘m out of town for one night, and I left my book at home! Good thing I knew exactly where the local book store is here. I got Binti and the second Percy Jackson book. Crisis averted!
I liked this story and was thrilled for a science fiction suggestion! My only complaint is that it was so short!
That being said, Binti is a fantastic and interesting character who lives in a fascinating world. I want to know more about all of it and to see where her story goes from here.
As you can see I‘ve already ordered the rest of the series...🤷♀️😊
I‘m not a science fiction girl so this was a stretch for me even though it‘s only a novella. I found parts of it engaging, but I struggled with descriptions of technology. And aliens. You know, the bits that make it science fiction. I need help y‘all! Doomed to science fiction exile for life.
The Binti series is on Kindle sale today if you are interested! #KindleDeal
I‘m not much of a sci-fi reader, but I‘ve had my eye on this book for quite some time. There‘re aliens, self-discovery, and race relations. The story & main character, Binti, definitely kept me wanting more; however, the ending was too easy, which makes me wonder if it will be addressed in later books. Other than that, I loved the story and how the author incorporated Black issues and history and I look forward to reading more.
If you want to read a novelette about a girl who is too scared to leave home and who ignores her dreams, do not read this book. If you want to read a story about a brave young woman who uses math, logic and kindness to conquer her own fears and therefore transforms into a peacemaker/harmonizer, you should read this book. #hugoaward