Five stars, read in June 2017. First lesson learned from listening to James Baldwin on audio: I cannot listen to … Continue reading The Fire Next Time, by James Baldwin
Three stars, read in May 2017. Oh, Thomas Hardy. Of his books that I’ve read, this is the one with … Continue reading Jude the Obscure, by Thomas Hardy
Five stars, read in January 2017. If you want a perfect example of why this book is (STILL) necessary, consider … Continue reading Why We Can’t Wait, by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Four stars, read in January 2017. [There are going to be spoilers in here, because I think the statute of … Continue reading Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte
Five stars, read in October 2016. This was incredible. I’d read excerpts and quotes that were enough for me to … Continue reading If Beale Street Could Talk, by James Baldwin
. . . who lounged hungry and lonesome through Houston seeking jazz or sex or soup . . . Allen Ginsberg … Continue reading Howl
Three stars, mostly because that’s an easy compromise when in fact I don’t know what rating to give. Read from March to … Continue reading Catch-22, by Joseph Heller