Contemporary Literature · Translations

The Vegetarian

This is the first book of the year that I chose to read as part of The Reading Women Challenge 2020, for Prompt #2: Translated from an Asian Language. It’s been on my radar for awhile now, but I’m already picking up books I would have continued to put off, thanks to this challenge. Yay!… Continue reading The Vegetarian

Contemporary Literature · Short Stories

Sabrina & Corina

This one has been on my TBR since it came out. So. Really not that long, but many great reviews and lots of award nominations made me want to read it ASAP. In fact, it’s on the longlist for the Aspen Prize for Literature, which, after hearing about this award for the first time last… Continue reading Sabrina & Corina

Magical Realism · Short Stories · Translations

Things We Lost in the Fire

This was my choice for the August Just One More Pa(i)ge Reading Challenge prompt: Women in Translation month. It was a great chance to both read something totally different and, in this case, to work on my side goal of reading more books by Latinx/Spanish-speaking authors. And this was such a good choice. Completely different… Continue reading Things We Lost in the Fire

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