Contemporary Literature

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

This first novel by Ocean Vuong (who has previously published a collection of poetry that has been on my TBR for years) is the most recent book that I’ve seen sweeping the reading community. I’ve seen nothing but amazing reviews and recommendations and so I knew that, eventually, I’d want to read it. But I… Continue reading On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

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Feminist · Nonfiction

Sister Outsider

This is my very first Audre Lorde. I have never been much into poetry, so it’s not completely surprising. However, I’ve been trying to read more diversely, including more diverse nonfiction, so to be honest, from that perspective, it’s about time I picked something up that she’s written. A few months ago, I put out… Continue reading Sister Outsider

Contemporary Literature

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

The first thing that caught my eye about this novel was the title…because obviously. Haha. Then, after reading the description and realizing the title is literally what the book is about, I was really just beyond intrigued. Since I first saw it, the book has gotten much more popular, especially after it was chosen by… Continue reading Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Feminist · Magical Realism · Short Stories

Her Body and Other Parties

I’m not always a short story person. I don’t read a lot of them, so when I do decide to pick up a book like this, you know there’s a good reason. In this case, a collection of stories billed as genre-defying representations of the female experience. Honestly, that’s an almost impossible description for me… Continue reading Her Body and Other Parties