Another fun story. I love as you read through the series Ava's works gets wider.
Another fun, captivating story. I appreciate how Ava's connections and world is expanding throughout the series.
A powerful narrative. The story is carried through various perspectives telling their part of the horror that is the main plot line for the book. I would not describe it as a psychological thriller. But I would a captivating, interesting, well written story. #bookclubreads
Some books are important because of your context. This is one of those for me. Growing up embedded in purity culture and trying to figure out how to move on from that as I understand myself and my place in the world in new ways can be challenging. This book provides narratives to explore this, ask questions, and recognize new ways of being.
A really interesting novel that explores roles of gender, power dynamics, and relationships between friends, families, and romantically in interested, compelling ways. #bookclubreads
Morgan Jerkins wrote a compelling book of essays on the realities of her life. It was powerfully convicting on my whiteness and what expectations of whiteness I have on others. #bookclubreads
An interesting novel based both historically and at present detailing a compelling fictional account of the experience of children put into Children's Aid Societies in the states. An interesting telling of the story. I am happy I read it but probably would not read it again.
A complex and beautiful memoir. Kate tells a story of being in the middle of hard things, the questions we ask, what is important, and whom and what matters without trivializing her experience. #bookclubreads
A beautiful and profound story that captures the reality of the refugee experience. Intertwining the experience of family, war, living in community, and the challenges with starting over this story captures the realities of love mixed with the reality of trauma telling a story of resilience.
A compelling read with complex characters and a thrilling story line.
An attempt at looking at our connections to others in the world. Instead it sometimes separates groups so much or takes such a stand that it becomes damaging. The interesting pieces did not outweigh the extreme harm this book can perpetuate for women, children, and those in the LGBTTQ* community.
Another delightful read. This book is filled with so many elements of Laura's growing up. It brings you into her world as she grows and matures.
Another delightful book in the collection. This book, as the girls grow up, has more hard things come up as they are older and Laura must now take on responsibilities she didn't have to before. In some ways it is less whimsical and a more realistic picture of their life perhaps.
This book gives a unique view, through the lens of the author's personal experiences, the injustices in the United States for black lives. She does not shy away from the realities; she speaks not only to the reality of injustice but also what resistance can look like through organizing. #bookclubreads
This book peers into the lives of two characters with very different experiences. The author draws you into both stories not only because of the well written, engaging characters but Ozeki draws you into caring for these characters deeply as they each grow throughout the story. I found the story of Naoko more interesting but I believe there is something for everyone in this book that could invite them to enter into the story. #airplanereads
Nadia tells a heart breaking, powerful story of her experience as a Yazidi captured and escaped from Daesh (ISIS). She is unwavering in her call to justice through actions against oppressors and alongside those experiencing injustice. #bookclubreads
This book was a beautiful, funny collection of stories from the author's life looking at love, relationships to one's body, parental relationships, a connection to the homeland of her parents and more through the eyes of a child of immigrants. #bookclubreads