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13: Fresh Off the Boat by Eddie Huang

I did not think I would like Fresh Off the Boat. The first chapter left me incredibly conflicted. On the one hand, Eddie Huang writes about “soup dumplings,” which have been my favorite since I first burned my mouth on them as a tiny child. 287 more words


Four Fires

Another book off the list, and another Bryce Courtney book ticked off.

At over 1000 pages Bryce Courtney’s Four Fires, is a typical Bryce Courtenay but a mammoth read compared to the books I have been reading lately that are roughly 300-500 pages long. 586 more words


12: Childhood's End by Arthur Clarke

I haven’t read a science fiction novel in a very, very long time. Even though Childhood’s End is not the best written piece of literature, on a purely conceptual level, it is a masterpiece. 108 more words


11: White Teeth by Zadie Smith

I have so many thoughts and no particular order in which I would like to express them, so here they are in no particular order: 309 more words


10: The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt

Finally, finally I have finished The Blazing World. It’s been two and a half weeks. That being said, I’ve read three or four other books for classes in that time, but still. 175 more words


AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: Ordinary by Tony Merida

“Ordinary people can’t make a difference the world; the problems are too big.” This is the myth that pastor and speaker Tony Merida seeks to dispel in his excellent book… 408 more words


AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: "Mud and the Masterpiece" John Burke

Mud and the Masterpiece by John Burke, recently re-released under the title Unshockable Love, is an important book.  Somewhat lost in the mass of books written by celebrity pastors of influential churches to address the various shortcomings of American Christianity, … 504 more words