Contemporary Literature

Memorial

I’ve heard so many good things about Washington’s first publication, Lot, a short story collection. I have been meaning to read it for a while, but short stories are not always my thing and I just haven’t been in the mood/headspace for that. When I saw this new book come through the library to be… Continue reading Memorial

ALC · Contemporary Literature

Polar Vortex

I have only seen a couple reviews for this one on bookstagram (specifically from @dsweet_library and @di_good_books_dem), but both were so positive. This is a release that seems to have mostly gone under the radar. But I had my eye on it after the aforementioned reviews. When I got approved for the audiobook from NetGalley,… Continue reading Polar Vortex

Contemporary Literature · Magical Realism

Sharks in the Time of Saviors

I first, and really only, saw this one posted about by @readingismagical on bookstagram. And there was something about the vibe of the title/cover/blurb, plus her super positive review, that made me feel like I was going to like it. Additionally, I don't think I've ever read anything by a native Hawaiian before. And now that… Continue reading Sharks in the Time of Saviors

Contemporary Literature · Young Adult

The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

The title of this book put it solidly on my radar as soon as I heard about it (I mean, it’s a fantastic freaking title…so much imagery just from that single phrase!). And once I read the description, the deal was sealed. I had hoped to get to it during #ReadCaribbean (as hosted by @bookofciz… Continue reading The Stars and the Blackness Between Them

Contemporary Literature

All My Mother’s Lovers

I’m not sure what pulled me to this book. Perhaps the title? I think the idea of someone’s mother having lots of lovers was really fascinating to me, as generally once people become a mother, they sort of lose an individual personality and start to get characterized only in their relationship to someone else, their… Continue reading All My Mother’s Lovers