Contemporary Literature · Young Adult

I Wish You All the Best

I’ve had this one on my TBR for awhile. I have never read anything by a non-binary person before, at least, not someone openly identifying as non-binary. And, for me, that is what reading is for – to learn and grow and see from perspectives that are not my own. I Wish You All the… Continue reading I Wish You All the Best

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Feminist · Speculative

The Water Cure

When it was published last year, I saw a lot of mixed reviews on this novel. Which does sort of makes sense, since it was long listed for the Man Booker Prize, and many prize winners do tend to be polarizing (in style and/or message). I am always interested in seeing what these mixed review… Continue reading The Water Cure

Contemporary Literature

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

This first novel by Ocean Vuong (who has previously published a collection of poetry that has been on my TBR for years) is the most recent book that I’ve seen sweeping the reading community. I’ve seen nothing but amazing reviews and recommendations and so I knew that, eventually, I’d want to read it. But I… Continue reading On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

Magical Realism · Short Stories · Translations

Things We Lost in the Fire

This was my choice for the August Just One More Pa(i)ge Reading Challenge prompt: Women in Translation month. It was a great chance to both read something totally different and, in this case, to work on my side goal of reading more books by Latinx/Spanish-speaking authors. And this was such a good choice. Completely different… Continue reading Things We Lost in the Fire