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”

The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood

When I think of The Robber Bride, two concepts come to mind: feminism and identity. The story is unlike any I’ve read before. It follows three women, Tony, Charis, and Roz, all of whom have bad history with a man-eater, Zenia. Each Zenia experience is different per person, but it always ends in tragedy. ZeniaContinue reading “The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood”