The Revolutionaries Try Again by Mauro Javier Cárdenas

Set in Ecuador, The Revolutionaries Try Again is a story about idealists who hatch up a plan to run for office—against the current regime and against the previous dictator. Although the premise is intriguing, I knew early on that this was not my cup of tea. I was a little disappointed in myself. I wantedContinue reading “The Revolutionaries Try Again by Mauro Javier Cárdenas”

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman

Us Against You is the sequel to Beartown, shortly after the events of the first book. It’s been a few years since I read Beartown, but that doesn’t matter so much—Us Against You can stand on its own. Since the story was about a community, there were a lot of characters to follow. Some ofContinue reading “Us Against You by Fredrik Backman”

People from My Neighbourhood by Hiromi Kawakami

People from My Neighbourhood was the perfect book to get me out of my slump. It’s a collection of micro-fiction, with each story only three pages. I read a few stories a day until I reached the end of the book. The format is in-a-reading-slump, have-no-time-to-read, and have-a-short-attention-span friendly. The physical book is so small,Continue reading “People from My Neighbourhood by Hiromi Kawakami”