2022 posts tagged books

My ninth read for Seattle Public Library's Book Bingo, Milan Kundera's combination soap opera / account of life under oppressive Communist rule.

My eighth read for Seattle Public Library's Book Bingo, Charles Yu's disorienting half-screenplay, half-novel satire of Asian stereotypes.

My sixth read for Seattle Public Library's Book Bingo, Carmen Maria Machado's combination memoir and horror story.

My fourth read for Seattle Public Library's Book Bingo, a cute, lightweight gay romance.

My third read for Seattle Public Library's Book Bingo, John Allison's comic about three British young women navigating college life.

My second read for Seattle Public Library's Book Bingo, Ta-Nehisi Coates's debut novel.

I'm doing Seattle Public Library's Book Bingo again, after missing it for a couple years. My first book was Janelle MonĂ¡e's short story collection.

2021 posts tagged books

Neal Stephenson's latest, while reasonably enjoyable on a surface level, is more unsatisfying the more you think about it.

2019 posts tagged books

Thoughts on The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin's vital pair of essays about race in America.

Thoughts on No One Will See Me Cry, Cristina Rivera-Garza's novel about the convoluted lives of some tragic Mexicans.

Thoughts on Sisters, Lily Tuck's short novel which is not about sisters.

Thoughts on My Age of Anxiety, Scott Stossel's deep dive into the world of debilitating anxiety.

Thoughts on Rachel Pollack's collection of stories and essays, including the title story The Beatrix Gates.

Thoughts on Hybrid Child, the first book I read for Seattle Public Library's Book Bingo 2019.