The Good Smut…I Mean Stuff

Today I plan on delivering the best book recommendation anyone has ever read. I’m totally lying, my brain is fried from the semester. But I intend to convert some book readers! Behold!!!! Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire I’m going to go ahead and describe it as a contemporary adult romance novel. Abby Abernathy attends aContinue reading “The Good Smut…I Mean Stuff”

On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 8

 I recommend Ghost in the Tamarind: A Novel by Subramanian Shankar. It is a postcolonial story that takes place in India where a Brahmin boy, Ramu, finds a body of a laborer, Muragappa, under a tamarind tree. The time is pre-Independent India, and the class and caste boundaries prevent an investigation. Ramu cannot get theContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 8”

On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 7

Many know me as a tea addict, and my best friend so kindly gifted me a book titled The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See for my birthday. The story starts with a girl named Li-yan growing up in an indigenous Akha village in the high mountains of China. Li-yan falls in loveContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 7”

On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 6

I must admit that I’m a slow reader as it is, but it took me ten days to read The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made. I decided to challenge myself and read one hundred books this year, so this was a misstep if I had to readContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 6”

Leigh Ann’s Recs No. 5 – The Nobility and Excellence of Women

Marinella ridicules men’s arguments for the defects and vices of women by making equally preposterous arguments for the fact that women are actually superior to men, and that it is men who are defective and vindictive—more so than women.

Leigh Ann’s Recs No. 4 – Song for a Whale

“Can you imagine that?” Ms. Alamilla asked. “Swimming around for all those years, unable to communicate with anyone?”


She said something else about frequencies, but I wasn’t paying attention anymore. I looked through Mr. Charles, as if I could still see that whale on the screen. Blue 55 didn’t have a pod of friends or a family who spoke his language. But he still sang. He was calling and calling, and no one heard him.

On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 5

This book is very significant and important to our modern culture. An anthology of writings I read at the University of Hawaii is called Rolling the R’s by R. Zamora Linmark. It is also in anthology style that follows the same plot with different chapters written in different ways. Some chapters are poems, some are dialogue, andContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 5”