Miss Iceland ~ Audur Ava Olafsdottir

Happy Book Birthday! Rating: 3/5 Written in a very different style than most books, this was a refreshing novel. I was not overly thrilled with any of the characters. I almost felt as though we were intentionally kept distant from the characters' emotions. Like the cool teenagers smoking cigarettes vibe, where they won't let you … Continue reading Miss Iceland ~ Audur Ava Olafsdottir

Middlesex ~ Jeffrey Eugenides

Rating: 4/5 Middlesex is one of those big book club books from the early 2000's. I'd seen so many copies of it everywhere when I was in college, I finally decided to buy a second-hand copy around 2014. Of course, then it collected dust on my shelf for many years until now, when I finally … Continue reading Middlesex ~ Jeffrey Eugenides

Sharks in the Time of Saviors ~ Kawai Strong Washburn

Rating: 4/5 Sharks in the Time of Saviors is an emotional voyage. Sharks is a story of Hawaii, and the feeling of Hawaii under the skin for native islanders. Alternating perspective but beginning with their mother Malia and ending with their father, this book was an emotional gut punch that I"m still recovering from. Dean … Continue reading Sharks in the Time of Saviors ~ Kawai Strong Washburn

Three Apples Fell from the Sky ~ Narine Abgaryan

Rating:3/5 Three Apples Fell from the Sky follows an Armenian woman named Anatolia through various parts of her life, and the life of the town. You may be thinking to yourself, towns don't live lives. This one seems to. This is magical realism on par with the writing style of One Hundred Years of Solitude, … Continue reading Three Apples Fell from the Sky ~ Narine Abgaryan