New People // Danzy Senna

Unconventional and ambitious, New People by Danzy Senna is exceptionally written, though I came away from it feeling very underwhelmed.  I love a short book as much as the next reader, and I usually don’t face any issues regarding length, but in this case, New People needed to be longer.  Its plot felt incomplete, its […]

Read More New People // Danzy Senna

Goodbye, Vitamin // Rachel Khong

Like my most recent read, Conversations with Friends, I devoured Goodbye, Vitamin in just two days, 190 pages and all.  The novel, witty and endearing, with the subjective style of dark humor that not every reader finds appealing, is Khong’s first, and a tremendous feat for a debut novelist, exploring style and structure in an […]

Read More Goodbye, Vitamin // Rachel Khong

Norwegian Wood // Haruki Murakami

Norwegian Wood was my first Murakami, and I’ve heard it’s a good place to start, especially for us readers who prefer contemporary over fantasy.  Plus, in an interview with Timothée Chalamet, Harry Styles named it as his desert island book, so I was sure I picked a good one (and you can’t argue that logic!!). […]

Read More Norwegian Wood // Haruki Murakami

The Sellout // Paul Beatty

The Sellout had me thinking (and laughing) from the first page.  I originally wanted to read this one because I was seeking something somewhat political with sarcastic undertones, and The Sellout definitely fits that description.  The prologue absolutely sucked me in, and though I found the rest of the book lacking that sort of charm, […]

Read More The Sellout // Paul Beatty