November 14, 2022

Invisible Child: Poverty, Hope and Survival in an American City – This book is outstanding. If you want to understand America, read this book

October 16, 2022

Our Missing Hearts – Incredible book. Ng is an excellent writer, this book is brilliant.

October 2, 2022

Perish – I am not sure I can recommend this book, although a brilliant debut novel. This book follows a Black family in rural Texas that is destroyed by the generational trauma of incest. Heartbreaking.

October 2, 2022

Bad City, Peril and Power in the City of Los Angeles – Once again, this book provides the importance of investigative journalism. The corruption at USC is mind-blowing and continued for years until someone poked around.

October 2, 2022

The Family Chao – Family drama around murder, mystery and immigration. Fun read.

September 13, 2022

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.

September 13, 2022

Trust – A great story and commentary on generational wealth.  The structure of the book is brilliant.  Great twist at the end.  Excellent book.

September 4, 2022

Inferno: A Memoir of Motherhood and Madness – Another topic we rarely discuss…the harsh reality of postpartum psychosis. It happens. An incredible memoir.

September 4, 2022

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.

August 28, 2022

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.

August 21, 2022

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.

August 7, 2022

Mouth to Mouth – A slow and then fast pace into the art world.  Great summer read!