Shelf Control

Shelf Control is a book blogging meme hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies in which you answer questions about a book you own but haven’t read. I’m switching it up a bit by answering questions about a book I haven’t read but have listened to…and now want to read for real (so technically it’s still TBR).

And no, this isn’t just an excuse to share my review of Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime (the audio book version). Though you should read that. Fair warning though, it’s not spoiler free.


The Book: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (audio book)
Author: Trevor Noah
Published: 2016
Length: 8 hours and 50 minutes


What’s it about?

The compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. (from Amazon)

How and when did I get it?

I still don’t have it. But I listened to it.

Why I want to read it?

This is actually quite compelling, funny and sad; and though one individual’s memoir,  speaks to cycles of abuse and poverty, race and class, and more in Apartheid and post-Apartheid South Africa. I like Trevor Noah’s comedy; his life is inspiring; and celebrity memoirs are something of a (not guilty) pleasure. And yes, I’ve listened to it but I’m an audio book newbie and I still don’t feel like I’ve read it, read it.

But meanwhile you can read my review here.

Just recc’d it to a friend in real life as well, so you know I legit liked it.

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