A Little Life Book Review

Click Here for more info… 720 pages PICADOR Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age, Literary Fiction " There were times when the pressure to achieve happiness felt almost oppressive as if happiness were something that everyone should & could attain, and that any sort of compromise in its pursuit was somehow your fault    I can definitely say … Continue reading A Little Life Book Review

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My Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Recommendation & Reading Project

Pulitzer Prize official website The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. It was established by Hungarian-American publisher Joseph Pulitzer and is administered by Columbia University in New York City. According to the administrators of the Pulitzer Prize, the correct pronunciation of the name should … Continue reading My Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Recommendation & Reading Project

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison Book Review (more than just about race)

Click Here for more… 337 pages Genre: Historical Fiction, Classics, Contemporary  "Song of Solomon" begins with one of the most arresting scenes in our century's literature: a dreamlike tableau depicting a man poised on a roof, about to fly into the air, while cloth rose petals swirl above the snow-covered ground and, in the astonished … Continue reading Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison Book Review (more than just about race)

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Review

Synopsis Genre: Afrolit, Literary Fiction, Feminism, Cultural, Contemporary Blurb Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze … Continue reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Review

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Book Review

  Synopsis Genre: Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Humour, Contemporary I am sitting here just staring at the ceiling, I still can’t believe that this book packed such a punch. My sister just walked into the room and asked me what’s wrong and I threw the book at her… “If you let people into your life … Continue reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie Book Review

Union Street by Pat Barker (Short book review)

Synopsis Genre: Literary fiction, Contemporary, European lit Different women facing different life struggles and the only thing they have in common is the street they all occupy... This was dark and it was really depressing to see what these women are going through my god!! Pat Barker took me there, she didn't hold out the punches … Continue reading Union Street by Pat Barker (Short book review)