Welcome to the next instalment of Karissa Reads Books 2018 Literary Awards! Today’s category covers authors with an established body of work (ie: more than one published book) but someone I’ve never read before. Basically, if I read a book and promptly added that author’s complete works to my To Read list, they get a nomination.
Brother– David Chariandy (McClelland & Stewart, 2018
A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute (Vintage International, 2018)
And The Winner:
Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng (Penguin Press, 2017)
After seeing this book all over the internet, I thought it was another fluff read. Instead, I was blown away by the plotting, the pacing, and the characters. It was a thoughtful, multi-faceted exploration of motherhood and relationships and I am eager to read Ng’s other work.