The Refugees

The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen Rating: 5 stars I loved The Sympathizer, but Nguyen may be one of those authors where I love their short stories more than their novels (like Han Kang, I loved The Vegetarian but Human Acts was so much more devastating and beautiful; also, Hemingway). [...] I had omitted the… Continue reading The Refugees


What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky by Lesley Nneka Arimah Rating: 5 stars   This short story collection is incredible.  Arimah focuses on the lives of women and their relationships, especially between mothers and daughters or others within their families.  Each story features women who need more than society has given… Continue reading What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

Difficult Women

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay Rating: 4.5 stars This book was a gift from my best friend who knows me well and couldn’t believe I hadn’t read anything by Roxane Gay before.  Honestly, I can’t believe it either.  Bad Feminist has been on my list for a while but I never got around to it. … Continue reading Difficult Women