Speak No Evil ~ Iweala Uzodinma

Rating: 5/5 I fell in love with this book hard and fast. Iweala is a master of stream of consciousness writing. I loved how attached I found myself to Niru. A young man, son of Nigerian immigrants, grew up in DC, and found himself headed to Harvard with a secret. He is gay, and to … Continue reading Speak No Evil ~ Iweala Uzodinma


The Last Life ~ Claire Messud

Rating: 3/5 I was vastly underwhelmed by this coming of age story about a 15 year old girl living in France. She tells the story as though it were a memory that spans about a year of her life. I found her writing to be rather bland, although quick moving like a current of her … Continue reading The Last Life ~ Claire Messud

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows ~ Balli Kaur Jaswall

Rating: 4/5 Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows had a surprising number of elements running through the plot considering what a short novel it was. Nikki, our protagonist, lives in West London, where she works at a pub and wants to explore a career in writing. She has intentionally put distance between herself and her rather … Continue reading Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows ~ Balli Kaur Jaswall