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.


5 thoughts on “About

  1. I’m in the middle of this one and already a little suspicious of the romance! I’ve wanted to love this so bad, so I hope that element doesn’t ruin it for me. Thanks for the link love, though, to my post on instalove! I was going to ask if you had rebranded your site, but I then realized you have two! I’ll be following this one now!


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