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America Is Not the Heart
3.92
it was amazing
The modern-day Filipino-American experience is intimately explored in Elaine Castillo’s debut novelAmerica Is Not the Heart. The novel clearly pays ...more
Sep 04, 2018
Aug 25, 2018
 
The Time of Mute Swans: A Novel
4.25
it was amazing
Set in Ankara, Turkey, Ece Temelkuran’sThe Time of Mute Swansfollows the lives of two children, Ali and Ayse, as they try to comprehend the changing ...more
Feb 07, 2018
Jan 28, 2018
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude
4.07
it was amazing
Set in the fictional town of Macondo, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ One Hundred Years of Solitude chronicles the lives of five generations of the Buendia ...more
Jun 30, 2018
Jun 24, 2018
 
The Sympathizer
4.00
it was amazing
Viet Thanh Nguyen’sThe Sympathizeroffers an interesting critique of the Vietnam War’s aftermath, holding both the American and the Vietnamese people ...more
not set
Jan 04, 2018
 
The Door
4.06
it was amazing
Magda Szabo (1917-2007) was one of Hungary’s most celebrated authors. In 1949, she was awarded the Baumgarten Prize, one of the most prestigious ...more
Oct 10, 2018
Nov 05, 2018
 
The Shining (The Shining, #1)
4.22
really liked it
The Shiningis as efficacious as a psychological thriller as it is a horror story. It is dark, creepy, and atmospheric. It follows the story of the ...more
not set
Jan 04, 2018
 
Stay with Me
4.03
really liked it
Ayobami Adebayo's debut novel Stay With Me tells the story of a couple who attempt to rise beyond the traditional attitudes of the Nigerian culture.

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Jan 09, 2018
Jan 06, 2018
 
My Cat Yugoslavia
3.70
really liked it
Pajtim Statovci’s debut novel,My Cat Yugoslavia,is a story of two people searching for identity, love, and a sense of belonging. The book has two ...more
not set
Jan 04, 2018
 
Malice (Detective Kaga, #1)
3.95
liked it
Maliceexplores a person’s motivation for committing a crime.

Kunihiko Hidaka is found dead in a locked room by Osamu Nonoguchi, his childhood best
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not set
Jan 04, 2018
 
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
4.50
it was amazing
“We deserve love. Thick, full-bodied and healthy. Love.” - Patrisse Khan-Cullors, When They Call You a Terrorist

Patrisse Khan-Cullors and Asha
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Mar 17, 2018
Mar 10, 2018
 
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
4.32
really liked it
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo tells the complicated life of a Hollywood legend.

Evelyn Hugo is a blond, beautiful bombshell who knows what she
...more
Dec 29, 2017
Jan 06, 2018
 
The Little Paris Bookshop
3.50
it was ok
A story that explores love, forgiveness, and letting go. Nina George’sThe Little Paris Bookshopfollows the story of Jean Perdu, a bookseller who ...more
not set
Jan 04, 2018
 
The Friend
3.79
really liked it
“What we miss – what we lose and what we mourn – isn’t it this that makes us who, deep down, we truly are. To say nothing of what we wanted in life ...more
Mar 31, 2018
Mar 27, 2018
 
The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7)
4.01
really liked it
Oslo detective, Harry Hole, is going up against a vicious killer in Jo Nesbo’s seventh bookThe Snowman. The story contains all the elements of a good ...more
not set
Jan 04, 2018
 
The Vegetarian
3.58
really liked it
Violence, obsession, and repressed desires are explored in Han Kang’s visceral, vivid, and undeniably compelling The Vegetarian.

The story begins
...more
Jul 31, 2018
Jul 23, 2018
 
Song of a Captive Bird
4.19
really liked it
https://tastefortales.com/2018/03/18/...

In Jasmin Darznik’sSong of a Captive Bird, she explores the life of Forugh Farrokzhad, one of the great
...more
Mar 03, 2018
Feb 25, 2018
 
The Underground Railroad
4.02
it was amazing
Colson Whitehead’sThe Underground Railroadis a literal and figurative exploration of the historical Underground Railroad of mid-19thcentury America. ...more
Feb 17, 2018
Feb 10, 2018
 
Parable of the Sower (Earthseed, #1)
4.16
it was amazing
InParable of the Sower, Octavia Butler explores a society’s collapse as a result of climate change, corporate greed, and wealth inequality.

The novel
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Apr 21, 2018
Apr 14, 2018
 
Pachinko
4.26
it was amazing
“History has failed us, but no matter” is the opening line of Min Jin Lee’s novel Pachinko. This sweeping, historical, and immersive family saga ...more
Jan 17, 2019
Jan 07, 2019
 
Escape from Syria
4.11
it was amazing
“When I leave, be sure I tried everything in my power to stay” – Anonymous (graffiti found on a wall in Homs, Syria)

Samya Kullab’sEscape From
...more
Jan 27, 2018
Jan 27, 2018
 
Confessions
4.07
really liked it
Vengeance is the main theme of Kanae Minato’s debut novel,Confessions.

Yuko Moriguchi’s daughter has been murdered. Police have ruled it was an
...more
Jan 27, 2018
Jan 20, 2018
 
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4)
4.24
it was amazing
Set in a small town called King’s Abbott, the ever-so witty and peculiar Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, is asked to investigate the murder of a ...more
Jun 24, 2018
May 16, 2018
 
The Refugees
3.88
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Feb 10, 2018
 
Orlando
3.87
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not set
Apr 14, 2018
 
A Girl in Exile
3.47
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Oct 14, 2019
Jan 18, 2019
 
The Devotion of Suspect X (Detective Galileo, #1)
4.12
really liked it
None
Aug 18, 2018
Aug 25, 2018
 
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter, #1)
4.47
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not set
Jan 07, 2018
 
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
4.44
None
not set
Jan 06, 2018
 
A Man Called Ove
4.36
None
not set
Jan 07, 2018
 
Ruby
3.64
None
not set
Feb 16, 2018
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