Yay! I finished one of my Spring TBR list! Just finished Becoming by Michelle Obama last night. It was so good. I felt like it did drag in a couple of spots, especially toward the end, but I’m glad I read it. It made me so sad to think how quickly the progress we made under her husband’s administration was just erased by the current White House occupant. Wow, I miss the Obamas! I wish them nothing but good things from now on.
I also finished Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia. If you haven’t heard of this one, it’s under the imprint of Rick Riordan Present. This book features African-American folk heroes like John Henry and Brer Rabbit. I was really looking forward to this, because I’ve always loved the Brer Rabbit stories and I’m excited to see so many diverse stories being published now. But I struggled through this. I’m not sure what the problem was, but story just didn’t keep my attention. Maybe it’s just because I don’t enjoy middle grade fiction as much as I used to. I would still recommend this one for someone else; it just didn’t work great for me.
Then today I read When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka. This was a short novel about a family sent to the Japanese internment camps during World War II. In fact, they wind up at Topaz, which is just a couple of hours from my house. I really liked the style of this book. She uses multiple perspectives, but I felt like it worked well.
I hope you are all well and are doing all right with the quarantine. We are all healthy but a little anxious and bored at the same time. Still, I can’t complain. I’m just grateful that none of us are sick yet. Take care and happy reading.