If there was ever a fiction book that needed to be read during a specific time in history, this is the book. “Such a Fun Age” is topical in ways I don’t think Kiley Reid could have ever predicted. At a time when white people feel it’s not only their duty but their right to call the police on black folks just trying to live their life, this book takes a look at the ripple effect these acts have on the people involved. What I appreciate most about this book is Reid’s desire to highlight a real world problem while also telling a compelling and funny story.Continue reading “Such a Fun Age”
Reading poetry is a skill and one that I have not used in a while. I used to read more in my teens and twenties and have no valid reason for waiting so long to pick up a book of poetry again. That’s why I appreciated that a prompt on one of my reading challenges was a collection of poetry published since 2014. This was a great excuse to seek out new poets and new collections and I enjoyed my experience with The Black Maria, even if I found myself confused by the format.