My Government Wants To Kill Me – I could not put this book down. An incredible history of New York City in the 80s during the destructive era of AIDS. A young gay man comes of age in NYC as a person and political activist.
Trust – A great story and commentary on generational wealth. The structure of the book is brilliant. Great twist at the end. Excellent book.
Inferno: A Memoir of Motherhood and Madness – Another topic we rarely discuss…the harsh reality of postpartum psychosis. It happens. An incredible memoir.
Four Treasures of the Sky – Incredible historical fiction book set in the 19th century around the Chinese Expulsion Act. A grim reminder of America’s past.
Tastes Like War – An incredible memoir understanding the long-lasting horrors of immigration life that people are finally talking about as their children look through the lens of their parent’s life. Powerful read.
The Last White Man – I enjoyed Mohsin Hamid’s book Exit West, so I was looking forward to reading The Last White Man. This book is more of a one-dimensional concept intertwined with family. Conceptually an interesting idea and left me wanting much more.
Mouth to Mouth – A slow and then fast pace into the art world. Great summer read!
Remarkably Bright Creatures – Remarkably Bright Creatures is about love, love lost, loneliness, friendship, and a particular friendship with an octopus. Another summer win.
The It Girl – Great murder mystery centered in Oxford. Stayed up super late to finish!
Normal Family: On Truth, Love, and How I Met My 35 Siblings – I Loved this book and could not put it down. See my post here
The Poet X – Brilliant first novel about growing up as a young girl/woman in Spanish Harlem. The entire book is written in poetic prose, almost like rap. Genius!
Corrections in Ink – An incredibly powerful memoir on addiction, jail, and self-reflection.