Whitney Gardner’s You’re Welcome, Universe (2017 Reading Book #119)

I happened upon this book while perusing the YA shelves at the Barnes & Noble at Union Square in NYC. I was enticed by the Deaf protagonist and that the story wasn’t solely about being Deaf. I really liked learning about art, specifically street art, in this novel. That was … Continue reading

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah (2017 Reading Book #96)

I have heard so much about Americanah over the years, and I knew I needed to pick it up before my trip to NYC, since it was selected as the One Book for New York. And it’s a truly interesting story that really gave me a new perspective on American culture. … Continue reading

This Is What Reading a Favorite Book for the First Time Feels Like: Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven (2017 Reading Book #41)

It’s been a long time since I have read a book and gotten that wonderful feeling of reading a favorite book for the first time. Of course, I’ve felt the delight of reading a really good book many times already this year, but up until Station Eleven, I had not felt … Continue reading