Come to Me ~ Amy Bloom

Rating: 3/5 One of the weirdest books I may ever have read; this is an anthology of stories that share a common theme of fetishes or unusual sex situations. These were uncomfortable situations, ones that felt uncommon and had me questioning the ethics behind them. However, Bloom writes well. She drew me in within pages, … Continue reading Come to Me ~ Amy Bloom

Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? ~ Kathleen Collins

Rating: 3.5/5 This was an incredibly bizarre collection of short stories. I didn't quite know what I was getting into, reading this book while waiting for my car to be fixed at the auto shop. I jumped right in and found some of the stories compelling, some of them exciting, some of them just confusing … Continue reading Whatever Happened to Interracial Love? ~ Kathleen Collins

Living on the Borderlines ~ Melissa Michal

Rating: 4.5/5 This book felt cozy and thought provoking. Full of emotion, Michal has compiled stories that share some Native experiences, from a sensory experience to discovering long lost family. This collection is simple and moving, and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment I spent reading. Short story collections can often be hit or miss, but … Continue reading Living on the Borderlines ~ Melissa Michal

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