book list no.8

8May Reads China Rich Girlfriend // The sequel to Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians cannot come out soon enough. Picking up with the characters from first book, the story continues on mainland China, with more $ and more problems.

Dead Wake // Erik Larson's latest work transports the reader to 1915 and tells the story of the last crossing of the Lusitania. This book arrived in the mail today and I am embarrassingly excited to read it!

We The Animals // Justin Torres reinvents the coming-of-age story, as seen through three brothers, in a way that is sly and punch-in-the-stomach powerful.

The Summer We Read Gatsby // Two half-sisters summer in the Hampton's and must decide the fate of their aunt's home that they inherited. The perfect warm weather read.

Cutting Teeth // A group of thirty-something couples gather at a beach house on Long Island, children in tow, as Fierro captures the complex dilemmas of early mid-life.

The Empathy Exams // A collection of essays asking essential questions about our basic understanding of others: How should we care about each other? How can we feel another's pain, especially when pain can be assumed, distorted, or performed? Is empathy a tool by which to test or even grade each other?