For March, I read three books: Beloved by Toni Morrison, Deacon King Kong by James McBride, and The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson.
On reading Les Misérables: “Napolean felt no more real to me than Jean Valjean. I had never heard of either.” p. 150 Educated by Tara Westover.
My favorite books of 2018.
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a novel of beauty and perseverance, which shows an unflinching view of Japan’s treatment of Koreans, both during the occupation of Korea and after World War II. The novel… Read More »Drop Into Pachinko by Min Jin Lee — Scrivler
I didn’t want to read The Underground Railroad. I felt I needed to though. It was important to look into the mirror of American history, and see Whitehead’s perspective.
This was one of my favorite books as a kid. I remember puzzling over the bizarre and extremely detailed drawings again and again. The book slipped out of my memory for a while and didn’t… Read More »Who Needs Donuts (When You’ve Got Love?)
Amidst the depressing news cycle it’s a joy to read this book to my daughter. Hopeful and connecting, it’s centered on love. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a children’s book.
I got news for you, kids.