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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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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One Year

One year ago today, I started Hannah and Her Books on a complete whim.  I’d been toying around with the idea of starting a book blog for a while.  I had a “booklr” the summer between my freshmen and sophomore years of high school, but that only lasted a few months before I grew tired […]

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Mohsin Hamid: October 3, 2018

Mohsin Hamid, the author of Exit West, came to my hometown last week for a book discussion and signing.  When I first read the book back in February, I enjoyed it but I wasn’t the biggest fan; I felt like it was missing something.  However, after hearing Hamid speak about Exit West, his latest novel, […]

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