Moloka’i by Alan Brennert
This book follows Rachel as she is diagnosed with ‘leprosy’ at the age of seven and sent to live on the island of Moloka’i. Although this is a work of fiction, it follows some very real historical events. Continue reading “(4) Moloka’i // Bookish Blurb”
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
I was so upset because I didn’t have a book to read and then I remembered that my mom had passed on this book to me. I think someone gave it to her and she read it and then gave it to me since she thought I might like it.
Basically this book follows the Ganguli family as they immigrate from Calcutta to America. We follow the parents as they first arrive and then for the majority of the book we follow their son as he is increasingly lost and torn between two worlds. Continue reading “(3) The Namesake // Bookish Blurb”
I was stressing over the fact that I don’t have anything to blog about and then I remembered that I just saw a movie! As in, I went to a movie theater rather than just watching something on my computer.
I went to local movie theater with my dad where a matinee (a word I realize I have no idea how to spell) ticket is $9 (which is cheap btw). It actually was quite appropriate that I saw this movie with my dad given that it is all about family. Family and music.
I probably should have written this closer to when I saw the movie but here it goes. Let’s see what I remember. Continue reading “CoCo// Movie Madness”
The Smell of Other Peoples Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
This is a teen book following the lives of a group of teenagers in Alaska mostly set in the 70s. It follows them throughout roughly a year as they struggle with what life throws at them.
This is a very short book and I read it all in one sitting but it is a rather powerful book.
Although this is technically a teen book I don’t think it is just for a teen audience. It deals with deep and complex issues of belonging and family as well as just describing what it is like to be part of a poor community where violence is prominent Continue reading “(60)The Smell of Other People’s Houses // Bookish Blurb”
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
Like many of the books I read, I forget where I got the recommendation for this one. This book basically follows one family throughout a long period of time, occasionally jumping between characters or generations. Continue reading “(57) A Spool of Blue Thread // Bookish Blurb”
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
This story follows how 13 yr old Joe’s life alters after his mother is raped one day. The search for the perpetrator is complicated by the fact that Joe and his family live on a reservation and few laws are created to protect the people who live there. Continue reading “(53) The Round House // Bookish Blurb”
The Unseen World by Liz Moore
This book follows our main character, Ada, who lives with her highly intelligent yet socially odd father. He is her entire world (he raised her on his own and teaches her everything) and when he starts to fall apart so does her world and everything she believes to be true. The majority of the book is set in the 1980s when Ada is just becoming a teenager but then there are periods in the book that go both forwards and back in time. Continue reading “(44) The Unseen World // Bookish Blurb”