My name is Akilah, and this is my book and teaching blog where I catalog the books I’m reading and what I think about them as well as some bits and bobbles about teaching.
Englishist is a word I coined in response to one of my friends who is an engineer. Whenever we would have debates, she would call on her authority as a scientist if the occasion called for it, so one day I jokingly called on my authority as an Englishist, and I’ve been using the term ever since.
I read across genres, but my true love is realistic YA lit.
Want to email me? I can be reached at theenglishist[at]gmail.com.
Publishers and authors: I’m not currently accepting review copies.