Contemporary Literature

NW

Zadie Smith is one of those authors that I have been meaning to read forever and, for whatever reason, haven’t gotten to yet. She is fairly prolific, I own a couple books by her, and pretty much everything she has written have gotten generally positive reviews. To that end, I think I wasn’t sure where… Continue reading NW

Memoir/Biography/Autobiography · Nonfiction

Heart Berries

This is one of those books that I had on my radar as a book to help me get more diversity of perspective in my reading, but it wasn’t necessarily at the top of the list. Probably because it’s nonfiction…and I’ve just always preferred fiction. But then I was at my local bookstore a few… Continue reading Heart Berries

Contemporary Literature

Fruit of the Drunken Tree

This was the inaugural book for #readacrossinstagram, co-sponsored by @saltwaterreads, @litonhst, and @words.between.worlds. So essentially everyone who participates in any or all of those three bookstagram-based book clubs would be reading the same book, altogether, this month. First, what a heartwarming use of technology and digital (book-related) community! And second, what an amazing book choice… Continue reading Fruit of the Drunken Tree

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