2021 releases · fiction

Book Review: Land of Big Numbers by Te-Ping Chen

Goodreads blurb: A debut collection from an extraordinary new talent that vividly gives voice to the men and women of modern China and its diasporaGripping and compassionate, Land of Big Numbers depicts the diverse and legion Chinese people, their history, their government, and how all of that has tumbled—messily, violently, but still beautifully—into the present.Cutting between… Continue reading Book Review: Land of Big Numbers by Te-Ping Chen

2021 releases · fiction

Double Trouble: Kink edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell and Milk Blood Heat by Dantiel W. Moniz

There are two very exciting short story collections coming our way in February! I read and enjoyed both of them, but reviewing a short story collection extensively is hard for me, so I thought it'd be great to combine the two reviews!  Kink: Stories Edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell Goodreads blurb: Kink is a… Continue reading Double Trouble: Kink edited by R.O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell and Milk Blood Heat by Dantiel W. Moniz

2019 releases · short stories

Myths, Storytelling and Reclaiming Agency: A Cathedral of Myth and Bone by Kat Howard

"The story knows the way of its telling." I have said on numerous occasions - I have a lot of trouble with short stories. I have only ever been impressed with a couple of short stories, and more often find them tiresome and not consistent enough to be liked as a whole. I always fall… Continue reading Myths, Storytelling and Reclaiming Agency: A Cathedral of Myth and Bone by Kat Howard

fiction · short stories

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver

Ever since I saw Birdman, I wanted to read this book. Now, why I wanted to read it: the title. Titles just get to me. I know that's not something you should base your feelings on a book upon, but with this one, it ended up being true. I am a person who enjoys stories… Continue reading What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver

2017 releases · short stories

Difficult Women by Roxane Gay

A short story collection that focuses on unconventional female characters. I always have trouble with short story collections. I have enjoyed very few of them completely, and even when I do enjoy them, I can't really fully immerse myself in them. This one was no exception. These stories focus on "difficult" women. Women who are… Continue reading Difficult Women by Roxane Gay