The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy Rating: 4.5 stars Confession: I have not read The God of Small Things.  I know, I know, it's a classic and I really should read it.  It's been on my list for a while, but I haven't gotten around to it.  So when I had the chance… Continue reading The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Books out today, July 11th

Hi all!  I have been lucky enough to read and review two books that are being released today.  Both were great, and I suggest you check them out if you get a chance.  Tornado Weather may be one of my top books of the year, so definitely give this one a look. Tornado Weather by… Continue reading Books out today, July 11th

Human Acts

Human Acts by Han Kang Rating: 5 stars Amazing and devastating.  Human Acts is written as a series of short stories that are connected through the brutal violence during the Gwangju Uprising.  It begins with a student searching for his missing friend during the uprising.  While deep down he already knows what happened to his… Continue reading Human Acts

Americanah

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Rating: 5 stars I read Half of a Yellow Sun by Adichie about a year ago and thought it was amazing.  Same for her TEDx talk “We Should All be Feminists.”  This has been on my list for a while but it took until now for me to get to… Continue reading Americanah

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney Rating: 4 stars This book felt like taking a long walk through the bustle of the city, lost in your own thoughts while every so often glancing around to take in the vibrancy surrounding you. Lillian is an older woman who takes a look back at her life… Continue reading Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk