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 […]

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Jesmyn Ward: November 15, 2018

Last week I had the opportunity to witness Jesmyn Ward speak in front of a packed auditorium regarding her latest novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, the title that won her a second National Book Award.  Though I still haven’t finished the topic of discussion, I was still excited to attend the event, half-hoping that Ward’s words […]

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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!!). […]

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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, […]

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On My Nightstand: November 2018

November never fails to be a stressful month.  Despite a nice, long Thanksgiving weekend, there’s always plenty of studying to do and papers to write.  Nonetheless, I’m really hoping to get some reading done this month.  Technically, I’ve put myself on a book-buying ban until I finish up all of my unread books, but as […]

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