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 […]

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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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