I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Maya Angelou

Read: September 2018

I read this for the Emojiathon. If you want to know about that, I will link Dylan’s booktube channel, dylanisreviewing, so that you can check him out! I also wrote a little more about this readathon in my Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets review.

Usually I really enjoy nonfiction. I really like reading real people’s stories. I don’t know what kind of rating you can give a nonfiction book. It’s somebody’s story, it’s what they shared with the world. I think that it’s an amazing thing for anybody to do.

That being said, I’m not sure how I feel about this book. I knew it was a memoir going into it, so I was expecting that sort of vibe. But I was thinking more like an autobiography, more of a chronicled story. This is just a bunch of memories and moments in Angelou’s life that felt kind of random.

I listened to the audiobook and it was narrated by the author. That was something that I liked. It’s nice to hear an author read their own story. I like hearing how they would tell it, what parts they would emphasize and point out.

I liked some parts, but it’s very short so there wasn’t much to it. I didn’t dislike it, but it wasn’t what I was expecting. I definitely will be rereading it before I officially rate it. Currently, it’s sitting at three stars on Goodreads for me. I feel like maybe if I try to read the physical copy, I might get a better feel for it. But I want to be sure about it before I give it a lower rating.

Was I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings one of the books you had to read for school? Did you like it? Have you ever listened to the audiobook? Talk to me down in the comments!

Happy Reading!

Love. Lece

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