This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is:
Books I LOVED with Fewer than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads
(links are to Goodreads)
This book by Taiwanese author Li Ang was originally published in 1991 and this edition, translated from the Chinese, was published in 2015. My thoughts here
I read this in 2007 and rated it 4 stars. It’s a short read with various essays on food.
I wrote in my review: Flight takes time to get into. But when you do get into it, it is a gem. It is a story about feeling lost, both within the world and within themselves. It is unsettling, it is emotional. It is a thoughtful story that makes you examine your own life, your own situation, and where you belong
A really interesting graphic novel about a teenager dealing with the death of her mother
I wrote in my review: “The Old Garden is essentially a just-out-of-prison story. A political prisoner, Oh Hyun Woo, is released after twenty years and he discovers how much life has changed on the outside. It’s not about learning about new technology that kind of thing. But a reflection on how South Korea has changed over the years. Hyun Woo also discovers that the woman he loved is dead, but he finds her letters and paintings and learns about her life in the past twenty years.”
A great quick (162 pages) nonfiction read about citizenship and globalization. A rare nonfiction read which felt like it could have been longer.
The Fourth Star: Dispatches from Inside Daniel Boulud’s Celebrated New York Restaurant by Leslie Brenner (139 ratings)
A great read for anyone interested in the restaurant scene. Read my review here