Contemporary Literature


Apparently, I decided to start this year's reading on an intense note. Not on purpose, but this is when my hold on this novel came through and honestly, I have heard only good things about it, so I was super ready to see for myself. It should be clear from the jacket blurb that this… Continue reading Nightcrawling

ALC · Contemporary Literature · Humor · Short Stories

Night of the Living Rez

This recent release is one that mostly made it onto my TBR list after being offered as an ALC from Once that got it on my radar, I did see a couple reviews for it pop up here and there, everything really positive, but it just seems like the proverbial publication splash it made… Continue reading Night of the Living Rez

Contemporary Literature

How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water

I had checked this one out from the library on impulse (having enjoyed Cruz's first novel, Dominicana, and having seen a number of great reviews for this one). And literally while I had it checked out, the Aspen Words 2023 longlist got announced and this was on it! I haven't decided yet if I am planning to… Continue reading How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water

ALC · Contemporary Literature

Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm

This title/cover combination is one of the most soothing, and thematically inter-supportive. Together they just give vibes of music and physical intimacy that are, in fact, the cornerstones of this novel. Shoutout to for the ALC, which both helped me move through this (very) character-centered work, as well as added to the rhythm and… Continue reading Sweet, Soft, Plenty Rhythm