Quickies: Gold Boy, Emerald Girl and The Turquoise Ledge

Gold Boy, Emerald Girl by Yiyun Li Publisher/Year: Random House, 2010 Format: ebook Pages: 256 Source: Publisher review copy via NetGalley What it is: A collection of short stories mostly revolving around lonely Chinese characters who are grasping at happier future, but are grounded in the bleak realities of everyday life. Why I read it: I love short story collections and hadContinue reading “Quickies: Gold Boy, Emerald Girl and The Turquoise Ledge”

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

I didn’t think I was going to like The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay when I first started it. Little did I know that it would soon become one of my favorite reads of 2011. The book had been on my TBR list for years, and I finally picked it up for my Pulitzer 1sContinue reading “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay”

Enrique’s Journey

Feminist Texican Reads will be featuring a variety of fiction and nonfiction books by/about Latin@s throughout Latina/o Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15). Enrique’s Journey spent a long time on my TBR pile. I definitely wanted to read it, but I was also dreading the descriptions I would find. Based on a series ofContinue reading “Enrique’s Journey”

Super Sad True Love Story

Allow me to begin with a semi-off-topic tangent. Once again, my habit of choosing a book by its cover has reared its ugly head (kind of…the gushing reviews from critics also played a part here). The cover of this book reminds me of those stickers they put on your food wrappers at Whataburger that say stuff likeContinue reading “Super Sad True Love Story”