Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong

Ruth's dad is having lapses in memory and her fiance leaves her for another woman. So Ruth's mom asks her to stay at home for a little while. I did like Ruth's narrative voice. She has a developed personality and that comes through in the prose. Her life is off-track and she's trying to deal.... Continue Reading →

Once And For All by Sarah Dessen

This book broke my heart and scared me so badly that it may have shaved a year off my life as well. But the experience was worth it. Louna is the daughter of a professional wedding planner and has also been hurt very badly in the past. So much so that it still haunts her.... Continue Reading →

Kokoro by Natsume Soseki

I finished this one in the middle of the night last night because it was due today and I was determined to finish. Honestly, I'm still processing. At the center of the book is a student and the man he calls Sensei. This book is also about family and friendship plus it is about the... Continue Reading →

Chemistry: a novel by Weike Wang

The main character's life is falling apart. Getting her PhD is looking less likely by the day, especially after she breaks all the beakers in the lab. Also, her relationship with her boyfriend is imploding, just like their ceiling. And yet with all that there is still hope. The prose is stream of consciousness but... Continue Reading →

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

I first found out about this one because it was a pick for Book of the Month Club in March and I have seen it blow up since. I didn't pick this one in March but it sounded really interesting to me and when one of my library systems ordered it I put myself on... Continue Reading →

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