Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

Children of the Land

When I originally heard about this novel, for some reason, I thought it was fiction. I actually thought that all the way through when my hold on it at the library came through and I checked it out and brought it home. I seriously don’t know what I thought it was about or why I… Continue reading Children of the Land

Contemporary Literature

Real Life

This book was first on my radar long before it’s publication date by a couple reviewers on bookstagram whose opinions I highly value (@allisonreadsdc and @parisperusing) who both commented things along the lines of it being one of the most anticipated reads of the year and, then, absolutely destined to be one of their favorites.… Continue reading Real Life

Humor · Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

Irby’s collections have been on my radar since I started getting more into short story/essay collections. Everything I’d read about them was unanimous in commentary on how funny she was and honestly, if there was ever a year/time that needed more comedic relief, it’s this one. So, as you all know by now is normal… Continue reading We Are Never Meeting in Real Life.

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