Read or Die

This blog is all about the books I’m reading.

ANA, ESTUDIANTE by Paco Ardit

This book is easy as hell in a good way. Each chapter is just a paragraph, written big on each page. The story moves along quickly. Everything is in the present tense. It’s smart because with just a little familiarity, you can follow a plot and see normal phrases and finish something lol. The story […]

HEARTBURN by Nora Ephron

This is a very quaint food novel. It’s quick and clear and funny and smart and real. The narrator is a cookbook writer who is seven months pregnant with her second child. But right in the beginning, the thing that is happening to her which inspires the book to be written, is that she finds […]

Almost Single by Advaita Kala

This is a cool, casual book. It’s written from the perspective of Aisha, a woman who wants to fall in love instead of just getting married for the sake of it. Everyone around her tho is pressuring her to settle down. She works at a high-end hotel in New Delhi and does meet someone while […]

HEADING SOUTH by Dany Laferriere

This is a Haitian novel that’s about sex. Older women from the US/England sleeping with teenage boys in Haitian resorts, a young woman reluctantly in love with a guy who has community dick (he’s the most consistent character in the book), another guy pursuing a woman sexually to distract her from harassing his parents who […]

THE VILLAGE SQUARE by Judith Viorst

I don’t remember how I found this book, but I got it while I was in grad school renting a tiny room in Elizabeth with no heater. It’s a great little book of poems. The Village Square tells the story of a woman who moves from the suburbs in New Jersey to the Village in […]

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