So this year’s reading rush is over and read a total of 4 books in the space of a week, which is definitely more than I expected (even if it wasn’t quite a full 7). Below is a summary of what I read and what I thought of it, keep an eye out over the next couple of weeks for more thorough reviews of the books.
- Author: Naoise Dolan
- Publisher: 2020, Weidenfeld and Nicolson
- Summary: Ava is a poorly paid Irish TEFL teacher in Hong Kong when she meets Julian. Julian is a wealthy English banker who likes to spend money on her and lets her stay in his guest room. Then Julian goes back to London and Ava meets Edith who actually listens to her and openly cares. But what will happen when Julian announces he’ll be returning to Hong Kong?
- Rating: 3/5
Before the Coffee gets Cold
- Author: Toshikazu Kawaguchi
- Publisher: December 2015, Pan Macmillan
- Summary: There’s a small cafe in Tokyo that offers its customers the chance to travel back in time, but they must finish finish the coffee before it gets cold.
- Rating: 4/5
- Author: Roxane Gay
- Publisher: 2017, Corsair
- Summary: A collection of short stories exploring the nianced and varied experiences of women.
- Rating: 5/5
The Vanishing Half
- Author: Brit Bennet
- Publisher: 2020, Dialogue Books
- Summary: Once inseparable twin sisters grow up and choose to live in two very different worlds; one black, one white.
- Rating 4/5