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

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

Sing, Unburied, Sing ~ Jesmyn Ward

Rating: 5/5 This is a deeply moving and deeply depressing read. Ward's descriptions seem to match each character seamlessly. Rather than being written from the outside looking in, Ward's writing feels as though she is inside each character trying to reveal something to the world.The pacing was excellent, I was captivated from the start and … Continue reading Sing, Unburied, Sing ~ Jesmyn Ward

Little Fires Everywhere ~Celeste Ng

Rating: 5/5 This is an amazing read! Ng's characters are fully realized in this novel, the perfect time-line from start to finish. Interweaving a tale of women and their secrets, Ng unveils similarities between three women and daughters throughout the book in ways I would never have thought to suspect. The plot, although perhaps slow … Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere ~Celeste Ng