Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

I’m afraid I didn’t like this book very much. It wasn’t terrible and I don’t have particularly strong feelings about it but essentially it was just very ‘meh’. It is set in 1954 on the fictional, but realistic, island of San Piedro, off the coast of north-west America. A fisherman is found drowned in his nets and a Japanese-American man is accused of his murder. … Continue reading Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

I have a lot to say about this book! It is about Ruth, a black midwife, who finds herself the defendant of a manslaughter trial after a baby dies on her ward. The parents of the child are white supremisists who asked that Ruth not be allowed to touch the baby. Despite this blatant discrimination, Ruth does as she is asked until she is left … Continue reading Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult