Contemporary Literature · Translations

Celestial Bodies

In my goal of working to read more diversely, I’m attempting to also diversify my diversity… That sounds confusing, but basically, I’m just trying to cast my reading net ever wider. So when I heard about this 2019 winner of the International Man Booker, the first novel translated from Arabic to win this prize, in… Continue reading Celestial Bodies

Contemporary Literature · Romance

Call Me By Your Name

This is being lauded as the modern gay classic. Which of course means I had to read it. Plus, it was just made into a movie and, now that I’ve finished the book, I cannot wait to watch it! I really don’t have anything else to say as an intro here. This might be my… Continue reading Call Me By Your Name

Contemporary Literature · Speculative

Future Home of the Living God

I’ve only ever read one other book by Louise Erdrich, The Round House and was thoroughly impressed and emotionally drained by the book. It was a beautiful telling of a terrible story and tackles some serious issues around inequality and disparity faced by Native American peoples in the US. In any case, knowing what she was… Continue reading Future Home of the Living God