Best Translated Work: The 2021 Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Reading more work translated from other languages into English is a goal of mine every year. I never seem to read as many as I hope to but I'm determined to keep making an effort. Since I only speak and read one language, reading translations is the best way to access an entire other world… Continue reading Best Translated Work: The 2021 Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Book Review: Strange Beasts of China by Yan Ge

Strange Beasts of China - Yan Ge (Melville House, 2020) (translated from the Chinese by Jeremy Tang) Our unnamed narrator lives in the city of Yong'an. It is a city where humans live side by side in a tremulous peace with various kinds of beasts. Some of these beasts are frequently present in the humans… Continue reading Book Review: Strange Beasts of China by Yan Ge

What I Read – October 2021

Read: Five Little Indians - Michelle Good (Harper Perennial, 2020) Jesus and John Wayne - Kristin Kobes du Mez (Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2020) The Anthropocene Reviewed - John Green (Dutton, 2021) A Womb in the Shape of a Heart - Joanne Gallant (Nimbus Publishing, 2021) Minor Feelings - Cathy Park Hong (One World, 2020) Mexican… Continue reading What I Read – October 2021