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

Contemporary Literature

The Map of Salt and Stars

Joining in for my third @words.between.worlds monthly book (this being their December choice). After three amazing reads (Speak No Evil and Fruit of the Drunken Tree being the last two), it’s pretty safe for me to say that, even if I can’t join on the correct month, I’ll be adding all their choices to my… Continue reading The Map of Salt and Stars

Contemporary Literature

My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry

Confession - I read this book almost two years ago now and I haven't had a chance to reread it since then. But as I was sitting and thinking of the right book to post about to end the year, this one popped into mind almost immediately. And conveniently enough, we were going to visit… Continue reading My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry

Fantasy · Retellings · Young Adult

The Wrath & the Dawn (duology)

I’ve seriously only heard great things about this duology, so when I saw them on the shelf at Walmart a few months ago, I just had to pick them up. Plus, the author blurb mentioned that Ahdieh is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, so I of course have to show some alumna support! But then,… Continue reading The Wrath & the Dawn (duology)