Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

Review: This is one of those books that comes along and turns everything you thought you knew upside down. I loved every minute of it and can’t wait to read more from Nafisi. We all have dreams—things we fantasize about doing and generally never get around to. This is the story of Azar Nafisi’s dream and of the nightmare that made it come true. For … Continue reading Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Review: This is a great story. It provides a compelling answer to the 400 year old question, “What’s in a Name?” In The Namesake, Lahiri enriches the themes that made her collection an international bestseller: the immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, the conflicts of assimilation, and, most poignantly, the tangled ties between generations. Here again Lahiri displays her deft touch for the perfect detail … Continue reading The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Review: I first heard about this amazing story from TED. I absolutely love that site and all the women they have brought into my view. The author of this book does a talk about it and the women that are mentioned within it. I listened to the audiobook version, read by Kathe Mazur. I’d normally prefer to include the synopsis in a review, but the talk really … Continue reading Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Invincible Iron Man: Ironheart

Review: This is actually for both Invincible Iron Man #1 and #2 since #2 came out when I finally got a chance to read #1. It’s also my Read Harder 2017 superhero comic with a female lead cause she’s taking over the title, for at least a while. From the violent streets of Chicago, a new armored hero rises! Clad in her very own Iron … Continue reading Invincible Iron Man: Ironheart

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Review: I wasn’t sure what to expect other than everyone raves about this author and I had to sit with it all a while to decide what I really felt about it. It’s a powerful book and a little hard to read sometimes but also strangely beautiful. Trigger: death of a child. It’s right in the first chapter that the girl dies at 9 years … Continue reading The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy