February 12, 2019
"Memories are best when they're fresh." ~ pg. 294
Aria lived through a car crash that killed half of her family. She was only nine years old. Fast forward to 25-year-old Aria and she begins a journey to unearth the past. It leads to forgiveness, self-discovery and an altered reality.
Why, oh why, has it taken me damn near 13 years to read The Untelling? I knew it would be an excellent book because...hello...it is written by Tayari Jones. And tons of bookhearts gave it high ratings. My only excuse for keeping this book on my TBR for more than a decade is I needed time to slowly digest the story. Consume the characters. Get lost in its pages. Go on a journey of fictional forgiveness.
The Untelling is perfect for reading this Black History Month. If you are like me, letting this book collect dust while sitting on a bookshelf, I encourage you to blow the dust off its pages (or un-archive the eBook) and begin reading now. Go ahead, I'll wait. Thank me later.
Title: The Untelling
Author: Tayari Jones
Published: April 2006
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤