The Love Wife by Gish Jen

The Love Wife by Gish Jen Took me quite a long time to get through. Didn’t connect with these characters as much as I did in Typical American or Mona in the Promised Land. Still good. In a lot of ways this book is more about a well-meaning white lady trying to best care forContinue reading “The Love Wife by Gish Jen”

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler I’ll be honest, even though I read the back, I quickly forgot that this was a book about a girl who lived her life with a chimp. This is an easy-read, fun-to-read, easy-to-empathize with book. It also made me want to deeply research animals. IContinue reading “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler”

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo This is a really gorgeous book. I think my only criticism is I could have easily spent a few hundred more pages with the main character. I wanted to more time spend with her coming to her own in America, the challenges that presents.  There’s a lot goingContinue reading “We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo”

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson You know… I liked this book. I enjoyed it as I read it. But now as I’m here typing, I don’t know what to tell you. The basic plot is this: Ursula Todd was born and died. And then she was born again, and survived. This act is repeatedContinue reading “Life After Life by Kate Atkinson”

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn I preferred this book to Gone Girl. It felt less trickster-y. In general, I think I really like Gillian Flynn’s writing. It’s detailed and strong and her sentences are packed with emotion. I like that. I’m not usually into the thriller genre but she makes me turn pages and readContinue reading “Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn”

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki I picked this up at my local bookstore on a whim before a recent trip back to Boulder, CO. I started it on the plane, put it aside, and kept reading when I had a chance. I think that’s part of what’s wonderful about this bookContinue reading “A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki”