Contemporary Literature

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

I grabbed this one at a used book sale a few months ago, after seeing tons of positive reviews for it. It’s been sitting on my shelf since then. Last week, I went ahead and posted on #bookstagram a stack of books that I am hoping to get to this summer, with a call for… Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

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Contemporary Literature

China Rich Girlfriend

This is, of course, a sequel to the wild ride that was Crazy Rich Asians. I read that last year, as a buddy read with a friend, and then we had a ladies’ night to see the movie. Well, her boyfriend came, but he was super supportive of the romance situation and said he enjoyed… Continue reading China Rich Girlfriend

Contemporary Literature

The Atlas of Reds and Blues

I’m on a mini roll lately with reading lesser known books that I can’t remember where/how I heard about them. I finished Monster Portraits a few weeks ago and this is another, similarly experimental/unique-style memoir-based-ish novel (though without the accompanying illustrations). In any case, this fairly recent release (Feb 2019) is not one that I… Continue reading The Atlas of Reds and Blues

Contemporary Literature · Short Stories

Heads of the Colored People

I’d heard a lot about this collection, both on bookstagram and listed in numerous online pop culture “top books” lists. The praise was wide and deep and, though I am not always one for shorts stories, convinced me fairly quickly that this was a collection I needed to experience. Heads of the Colored People by… Continue reading Heads of the Colored People