October 2020 Reading Challenge: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

Title:  How We Disappeared Author: Jing-Jing Lee Publisher: Hanover Square Press Page Count: 350 Publication Date: 2019 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, War, Cultural, Asia, Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.18) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked, leaving only two survivors and one tiny child. In … Continue reading October 2020 Reading Challenge: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

Book Review: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

Title: FreshwaterAuthor: Akwaeke EmeziPublisher: Grove PressPage Count: 229Publication Date: 2018Category/Genre: Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Cultural, Africa, LGBT, Magic Realism, Mental Health, Fantasy, NigeriaGood Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.02)My Rating: ★★★★☆(4) An extraordinary debut novel, Freshwater explores the surreal experience of having a fractured self. It centers around a young Nigerian woman, Ada, who develops separate selves within her as a … Continue reading Book Review: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

September 2020 Reading Challenge: The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

Title:  The Bird King Author: G. Willow Wilson Publisher: Grove Press Page Count: 403 Publication Date: 2019 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Fantasy Good Reads Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.75) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) New from the award-winning author of Alif the Unseen and writer of the Ms. Marvel series, G. Willow Wilson Set in 1491 during the reign of … Continue reading September 2020 Reading Challenge: The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson

August 2020 Reading Challenge: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Title:  A Long Petal of the Sea Author: Isabel Allende Publisher: Ballantine Books Page Count: 336 Publication Date: 2020 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Cultural, Hispanic, War, Romance Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.08) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) In the late 1930s, civil war grips Spain. When General Franco and his Fascists succeed in overthrowing the government, hundreds of … Continue reading August 2020 Reading Challenge: A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Book Club December: Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Title: Little Bee Author: Chris Cleave Publisher: Simon & Schuster Page Count: 275 Publication Date: 2010 Category/Genre: Fiction, Cultural, Africa, Historical Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.71) From the author of the international bestseller Incendiary comes a haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers—one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent … Continue reading Book Club December: Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Book Review: Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

Title:  Flights Author: Olga Tokarczuk Publisher: Riverhead Books Page Count: 403 Publication Date: 2018 Category/Genre: Fiction, Short Stories, European Literature, Cultural, Travel, Contemporary, Essays Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.81) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4) From the incomparably original Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, Flights interweaves reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration. Chopin’s heart is … Continue reading Book Review: Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

Book Review: The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature by Viv Groskop

 Title:  The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature                                      Author: Viv Groskop Publisher: Fig Tree Page Count: 224 Publication Date: 2017 Category/Genre: Non Fiction, Cultural, Memoir, History, Books about Books, Self Help Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.07) My Rating: ★★★★☆ … Continue reading Book Review: The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature by Viv Groskop