ALC · Contemporary Literature

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

Alright, everybody was doing it, so I did too. But for real this book topped all the popular-vote-based "best of" lists for 2022. And you know I always want to see for myself what the hype is about. Plus, I had a few people that I know well recommend it to me (from a variety… Continue reading Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

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