The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri
I'd been meaning to read this one for a while (ever since I saw the author speak at San Francisco's City Arts & Lectures a few years ago). I'm thoroughly enjoying it, despite having interrupted it upon the arrival of my next book in the mail:
Hell's Angel, Sonny Barger
By now you all know why I'm reading this. Love it. Wanna know everything about MC culture. I also ordered a book about a federal agent who infiltrated the infamous Mongrols MC, so I'll let you know about that one when I'm done, too. ;) I know you're all chomping at the bit.
the new black, Evie Shockley
I stumbled upon this new book of poems on a trip to City Lights, and I LOVE IT. She uses a lot of traditional form (even a ghazal!) but modernizes them into a collection of poems about gender, race, identity, history, etc. Evie Shockley might be my new fave.
Next up is this:
First they Killed my Father, Loung Ung
Kristin sent me this (along with two others!) for the book swap, and I can't wait to read it. It's obviously going to be really intense, but I can balance it out with:
Something Blue, Emily Giffin
Novels the color of Easter eggs = guilty pleasure.
I know it's Friday, but I couldn't resist linking up with Meghan since her Top Five Thursday topic was books, so here it is a day late!