Tag: Diverse Reads

Review of Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

I read Pachinko for a book club and also for my Reading All Around the World challenge.  This book was also listed frequently as one of the best of 2016.  It’s about a Korean family who move to Japan during World War II.  While… Continue Reading “Review of Pachinko by Min Jin Lee”

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Sympathizer is a first novel by Viet Thanh Nguyen, which won last year’s Pulitzer Prize for literature.  It’s a fascinating look at the Vietnam War and its aftermath from the perspective of the Vietnamese.  Right away it makes you realize how much Americans… Continue Reading “The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen”

In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero

With the current news about deportations and ICE arrests, it felt important to me to read a book from the perspective of someone who has experienced it firsthand.  Guerrero is not an immigrant herself, but her parents and older brother were born in Columbia. … Continue Reading “In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero”

Reading Diversely: Around the World Reads

This year, I’m focusing on reading more diverse books, which includes reading books about other countries.  And so far this year I’ve made a good effort.  Of the 30 books I’ve read this year, 8 are by authors of color.  That may not sound like… Continue Reading “Reading Diversely: Around the World Reads”

Top Ten Books Set Outside the U.S.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is about books that are set outside the U.S.  I try to read a lot of books that are set in other countries, although I don’t always succeed.  For purposes of this… Continue Reading “Top Ten Books Set Outside the U.S.”

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