“He touched the chicken again and licked his finger before he yanked the other l…

“He touched the chicken again and licked his finger before he yanked the other leg off, eating it until he had only the cracked, sucked pieces of bones left in his hand.” 💙 • Such beautiful writing that takes us into the story of the Nigerian-Biafran War in the 1960s. I honestly knew almost nothing … Read more

“I sat with my beer and my curry, as Eiju shook, trembling slowly, and I did my …

“I sat with my beer and my curry, as Eiju shook, trembling slowly, and I did my best not to move.” 💙 • Thank you gmabookclub for sending me a copy of this book so I could read along this month! It was a 5 star read for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I fell in love with … Read more

“Of course, the context of my childhood- the boy bands, the Lunchables, the impe…

“Of course, the context of my childhood- the boy bands, the Lunchables, the impeachment of Bill Clinton- only emphasizes our generational gap.” ❤️ • This book was so unexpected! It’s sharp, uncomfortable and unsettling. I can’t say I enjoyed the ride but it was such a fresh experience of reading. It’s brutally honest and so … Read more

“Yes, yes. I ate dumplings this morning.” • This book is about a 24 year old Ch…

“Yes, yes. I ate dumplings this morning.” 💙 • This book is about a 24 year old Chinese American tech writer from the Bay area who moves across the country with her boyfriend who is attending grad school in upstate NY. Lots of conflicting thoughts about this one. I think some people will read this … Read more

“With the kitchen TV up loud on Entertainment Tonight, she cooked pork chops siz…

“With the kitchen TV up loud on Entertainment Tonight, she cooked pork chops sizzled in their own fat and smothered in green chili.” 🧡 • I’m not typically a fan of short stories but this collection is so well written, each story being so unique and complete on its own and yet there was the … Read more

“‘I’ll get you McDonald’s.’ Head throbbing, I dipped my chicken nuggets in ketch…

“‘I’ll get you McDonald’s.’ Head throbbing, I dipped my chicken nuggets in ketchup as you watched.” 🖤 • It’s no surprise that Vuong is a poet because this book is a lyrical masterpiece. It’s so shatteringly beautiful. The feeling of a man writing to his mother who may never read this work is something that … Read more