From September through to November, here are all of the books that I read (and some that I shelved) during my fall reading season!
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2019, Bernadine Evaristo weaves the lives of women and girls together in her stunning new novel. Written in a dramatic “as-is” style, Evaristo beautifully tells the stories of 12 women, girls, and others.
In a time of global refugee crises, Nayeri’s book is more important than ever. What does it mean to be a refugee? What does a refugee look like? Where are refugee camps and how does one get there?
Get angry! Rage against the patriarchy! Scream your beautiful battlecry and declare that you are going to fight back! Fueled by anger, rage, and passion, Eltahawy outlines what she defines as “necessary sins” for every woman and girl to have within them (and without.) TW: rape, sexual assault, and violence
SPOILERS!! Ogawa’s novel echoes Orwell’s “1984” in this chilling novel about the power of the government and the mind. Translated from Japanese, follow the interwoven stories told by and written by the narrator through her life living on the island.
SPOILERS! Elegant, cutting, and brilliant, Cathering Chung brings a new perspective to a largely male-dominated field and history: mathematics. Told through the eyes and experiences of Katherine, a mathematics prodigy, we see her struggles and her triumphs in her attempt to solve one of the most difficult math hypotheses ever written.
While spending time abroad in Melbourne, I've made a mental note not to buy too many books since I’d have to take them all back home with me. This advice did not last long. Here is a collection of titles I’ve added to my reading list since the beginning of August.
First impressions? This book is crazy, Off-the-walls insane. Amazing, confrontational, horrifying, truthful, angry, ugly—all at the same time. And it's fantastic.