The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club is an American classic not only as a tale of immigrants but also of mothers and daughters. It features the stories of four mother-daughter pairs, all of whom have their own personalities and backstories. Of the characters, I liked Lindo Jong the most. All of their stories were compelling, but IContinue reading “The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan”

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

Set in a post-apocalyptic world in which “the Breakdown” was caused by an incurable virus, The Girl with All the Gifts is a mix of sci fi and horror. If an incurable virus scenario sounds too real—is this where we’ll be in a few years?—I don’t fault you. This was an uncomfortable read for me,Continue reading “The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey”

The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom

Years ago, I read Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven. I liked it then. There was something about his writing that brought me comfort, so when someone offered to trade The First Phone Call from Heaven with me, I thought sure, why not? It was okay. I feel like if I’d readContinue reading “The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom”