Black Enough ~ Ibi Zoboi

Rating: 4.5/5 Black Enough is a wonderful collection of young adult short stories centered around being young and black in America. The authors put forward works they hope will speak to teens and encourage them to be themselves in the face of a world that does not respect or even always acknowledge them. Many of … Continue reading Black Enough ~ Ibi Zoboi

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At the End of the Century ~ Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

Rating: 2/5 This short story collection comes from India, but is written in English instead of translated as Jhabvala is an immigrant to India herself. Anita Desai wrote a lovely introduction, and I don't typically read introductions, but have enjoyed some of Desai's previous work and trust her judgment. Jhabvala herself unfortunately has passed, and … Continue reading At the End of the Century ~ Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good ~ Helene Tursten

  Rating: 3/5 This noir short story collection follows an elderly woman named Maud. She has lived in her building for 88 years of her life with her mother and sisters before they died. When the apartment building was bought by her landlord, she received a contract to live there rent-free for the remainder of … Continue reading An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good ~ Helene Tursten

Violent Ends ~ Edited by Shaun Hutchinson

Rating: 5/5 This book is a major heartbreaker, a downer in every sense of the word. But it is also incredibly well written. Violent Ends is an anthology (short story collection) from seventeen points of view about a school shooting. Trigger warning for sexual assault, physical assault, eating disorders, and probably a few other things … Continue reading Violent Ends ~ Edited by Shaun Hutchinson