Not as funny as most things by Sedaris but still a pretty good quick read.
So excited to read book two in this series!
Lambda award winning fiction by Mia McKenzie. Great to have some LGBT characters in a story that isn‘t about coming out.
Skye donates her eggs to a friend in need and years later is confronted by the child produced from those eggs. She reckons with her current life and decides to stay to get to know the child better.
Sweet story and a quick read, I throughly enjoyed this!
The story of a family who immigrate to New Orleans from Vietnam. Beautiful writing. Quick jumps between narrators and a slightly rushed ending made this a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me out of five. I would have liked those sections to be longer and more in depth.
Will definitely be reading more from Eric Nguyen!
I received a copy of this from a goodreads giveaway and I‘m so glad I entered!
Beautiful and lyrical, this is not only a story of immigration but one of family and belonging. It tells of sacrifice and of how want is a type of longing. Definitely worth reading.
TW for rape
Had a great time wandering around Brooklyn Bookfest today! We bought waaayyy too many books, but that‘s not really a problem is it? 😆
Very interesting book, I‘d highly recommend it, even if you‘re not in the medical field. The author describes some of his experiences as a black doctor working in the US, including experiencing racism and giving insight into health disparities between races due to socioeconomic class and access to healthcare.
Interesting read! I love how much research Emma Donoghue does for her novels, it‘s really impressive and the detail really comes through in her writing. This definitely wasn‘t her best, and I found some of the sex scenes hard to deal with, but it‘s a quick historical read, if you‘re into that kind of thing.
I was quite excited about reading this, I asked for it for Christmas and am usually a Murakami fan - but this didn‘t resonate with me and felt like he‘s rehashing old ideas. I guess I fell out of love with him after 1Q84 and don‘t really like any of the newer novels. Pre-1Q84 works are great though.
Has anyone else read this? What did you think?
Edit: I tried to rate it so-so but put pan by mistake and it won‘t change! Oops. 😬
This took a lot of turns I wasn‘t expecting, and had me gripped in their lives at each turn. It doesn‘t read as if there‘s a set plot, it‘s not formulaic at all, but I loved the meandering through their lives over the years. It focuses a lot on art, artists, galleries and shows and I ended up going to the Brooklyn Museum just to get that gallery feel. Highly recommend! Sorry for the lack of detail, I don‘t want to spoil anything!!
Great little historical crime novel about Lizzie Borden who you may know from the rhyme:
Lizzie Borden took an axe,
and gave her mother forty whacks,
when she saw what she had done,
she gave her father forty-one!
Gripping and interesting even if you‘re already familiar with the story.
Just moved to a new place in Brooklyn so haven‘t had much time to read, but I just finished this and it‘s fantastic!
Fairly dark, as it‘s as much about her grief at the death of her father as it is about training a hawk, but the emotion feels raw and real, and I could relate in so many ways - even if my father is still alive and I‘ve never been close to a goshawk. 🦅
I could see this book not being for everyone, but I loved it. The story of a warrior house cat, Mort(e) (pet name Sebastian), fights against the rule of humans who have enslaved pets like him. The story follows his adventures fighting for freedom while he also searches for the dog who used to live next door: Sheba.
Looking at goodreads, it looks like there‘s already two more in the series that I‘m going to have to search out now.
You guys, look what I spotted in NYC today - An IRL amazon bookstore! What do you think of Amazon opening retail stores? Pro/Con? I feel weird about it, but not sure how to articulate it. 🤔
Been reading a bit without updating here, oops! My parents sent me some crime and sci-fi and I finished those super fast before starting on Notes on a Scandal. Enjoying it so far but so angry at the characters sometimes! I guess that‘s to be expected given the subject matter.
No book photos today, so here‘s my new pusheen mug! 😻
I actually really enjoyed this, despite thinking the chapters about the girl and the horse were weird as didn‘t fit with the rest of the story at the beginning. Fast paced crime novel set in Glasgow. A great example of what it is, but not a literary masterpiece. Perfect for staying inside during the current nor‘eastern.
Less enjoyed by our #littenkitten, Nala.
Loved the language and felt I could relate to a lot in this book. It‘s about adoption, feelings of alienation even in your own country/language/people, and finding your way. I found it a little hard to get into at first, but once the story turned to his mother it went quickly. I only wish there was more about Leon.
I‘m not sure what I thought of this, I really struggled to finish it and was confused most of the way through. Maybe it‘s the translation, or maybe I spent too long before picking it up again and totally forgot who the characters were. The writing isn‘t bad, but didn‘t grip me.
Michael Wolff lays out the inner workings for Trump‘s White House and it‘s just as disorganised, backstabbing, and dysfunctional as feared.
He doesn‘t even cover everything Trump has done so far and it‘s already packed with rambling speeches and incoherent decisions based off of recommendations from warring factions within the White House itself. The most difficult challenge: Manage Trump himself.
Typos abundant, but worth a read anyway.
Gave in and bought this on kindle. I‘m sure it‘s not all 100% accurate, but it‘ll be a fascinating read. Anyone else jumping on the bandwagon? I‘d love to compare notes.