Book On It

"Where is my bookmark? Which audiobook are my headphones plugged into?"

My bookmark is in the novel "Any Man" by Amber Tamblyn. I am not a fan of different structures in a novel. However, Tamblyn is also a poet and there is poetry written throughout, along with email and text chats that add to the instant communication era we live in. The novel is about a serial rapist named Maude and the perspective from the men she attacks. As Tamblyn is one of the members of the "Time's Up" movement, the novel is remarkably timely and ambitious. 

There is something extraordinary about the ordinary in the novel, "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng. Set in Shaker Heights, OH, two families are blended through the in and outs of the children growing in boredom. The audiobook is read by Jennifer Lim with sharpness, humor and awe, which are also elements that drive the story by Ng's writing. 

The memoir, "I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness" by Austin Channing Brown brings in her faith-based work with race and education. Her story is powerful, astonishing and reassuring, particularly to me her story about her cousin while he was in prison. It joins the stunning shelves of books about the black experience, furthermore as she is a black woman of faith.