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)

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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 Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood Book Review

Synopsis Genre: Historical, Canadian Lit, Sci-fi, Contemporary, Literary Fiction “The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date. Otherwise, you begin excusing yourself. You must see the writing as emerging … Continue reading The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood Book Review

Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil Book Review (Short Post)

Synopsis Genre: Nonfiction, True Crime, Mystery, History,  If you go to Atlanta, the first question people ask you is, "What's your business?" In Macon, they ask, "Where do you go to church?" In Augusta, they ask your grandmother's maiden name. But in Savannah, the first question people ask you is "What would you like to … Continue reading Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil Book Review (Short Post)

The Secret History by Donna Tartt book review

Synopsis Genre: Contemporary, Modern Classic, Thriller, Literary Fiction 520 pages “Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it.” P.S. Lot's of Tumblr like aesthetic coming your way  The story is unlike any mystery I have ever read, enticed by the idea of why the murder took place as opposed to who did … Continue reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt book review

Black Swan Green by David Mitchell Book Review

Synopsis Genre: Coming Of Age, Contemporary, Literary Fiction, Young Adult  “If you show someone something you've written, you give them a sharpened stake, lie down in your coffin, and say, ‘When you’re ready’." Mitchell does it again!! Are we really surprised that I ended up really enjoying this one… Set in the 1980s this coming … Continue reading Black Swan Green by David Mitchell Book Review