Transcendent Kingdom – Yaa Gyasi

10/10 would recommend. Transcendent Kingdom is a monumental work of fiction that speaks to contemporary questions and issues. Yaa Gyasi tells a story of a motivated female scientist who overcomes a difficult past to make important discoveries in the laboratory and within herself. This book addresses inequality, prejudice, grief, mother-daughter relationships, suicide, neuroscience, religion, opiateContinue reading “Transcendent Kingdom – Yaa Gyasi”

White Noise – Don DeLillo

This was my first book by Don Delillo. White Noise starts off strong: a quirky, satirical family + an airborne toxic event + an evacuation + impending death and destruction. The first half of the book was brilliant but it took a very drastic turn down from there. The last 150 pages contained a fewContinue reading “White Noise – Don DeLillo”

Kurt Vonnegut – A Man Without a Country

Look what I found on the beach. This book is great, kind of a collection of thoughts, essays, ramblings from 82 year old Kurt Vonnegut. He survived so many things and lived through many historic moments, in this collection he says anything and everything that he is thinking. It makes me want to read moreContinue reading “Kurt Vonnegut – A Man Without a Country”

Colson Whitehead – Backlist Titles

Here are three of my favorite books from Colson Whitehead’s backlist. These are books that came out well before he found widespread success with The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys. If you love any of his other books, you will really enjoy these books as well. 1. Zone One 2. The Noble Hustle 3.Continue reading “Colson Whitehead – Backlist Titles”