The Joy Luck Club ~ Amy Tan

Rating: 5/5 This is my third reading of this novel, and this time around it's like diving into an old friend's cozy home. I was excited that my book club picked this for our first read together, although the conversation was not as robust as might have been expected. The consensus was that although we … Continue reading The Joy Luck Club ~ Amy Tan

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Lincoln in the Bardo ~ George Saunders

Rating: 2/5 I listened to this book on audio, and I have to say, it was weird. I felt like I had no idea what was going on the entire time despite reading the synopsis and hearing someone describe it. That being said, the premise was definitely intriguing. February 1862, and President Lincoln's son Willie … Continue reading Lincoln in the Bardo ~ George Saunders

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes ~ Eleanor Coerr

Rating: 5/5 Sadako is a character I fell in love with. Her enthusiasm for life despite all odds filled me with hope. Sadako is a young girl living in Hiroshima. She is lively and athletic, a runner on her school's racing team. However, she is diagnosed with leukemia, and goes to the hospital for medicine. … Continue reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes ~ Eleanor Coerr