Contemporary Literature · Magical Realism

Earthlings

Last year, I read and loved Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, it’s quirky questioning of societal expectations and small celebrations about being different. In fact, it was one of my Top Ten Books of 2019. So, when I saw this most recent translation of one of her works available on NetGalley, I requested it… Continue reading Earthlings

Contemporary Literature · Magical Realism

Nothing to See Here

I was sent a review copy of this one a few months ago (thanks ECCO books!) and am just now getting to it. To be honest, I can’t say it sounded overly much like I’d be into it. So, I wasn’t rushing to get to it. Plus, I’ve been working hard to focus on female… Continue reading Nothing to See Here

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