An Orchestra of Minorities ~ Chigozie Obioma

Rating: 4/5 I finally got around to reading this book after it had been on my shelf for a few years. I'm not sure why I put it off. It's one of the most unique books I've read in a while. Told from the point of view of a chi, a guardian spirit, this contemporary … Continue reading An Orchestra of Minorities ~ Chigozie Obioma

Normal People ~ Sally Rooney

Rating: 4/5 Listening to Normal People on audio was not what I expected. I was drawn in almost immediately by Connell and Marianne's story, and the accent of the narrator, presumably Irish as the story is set in Ireland, kept me hooked. I found chores to do in order to spend more time listening to … Continue reading Normal People ~ Sally Rooney

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

Six Goodbyes We Never Said ~ Candace Ganger

Rating: 4/5 Naima is a young woman coping with the tragic loss of her father, a fallen Marine. Interspersed throughout the book we get glimpses of their relationship through visual voicemails left from her dad, who obviously cared about her a lot. She was angry with him before he died, for leaving her again, and … Continue reading Six Goodbyes We Never Said ~ Candace Ganger