Lately, I have been into contemporary fiction more than classic which was kind-of my niche until I realised that I need to explore contemporary works. So, here we are doing a Goodreads Monday on it. (Scroll down to know what Goodreads Monday is)
Featuring today is a very popular contemporary book which is in much book talk recently.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. In this deft exploration of love, loyalty, race, justice, and both Black masculinity and Black womanhood in 21st century America, Jones achieves that most-elusive of all literary goals: the Great American Novel.
Ever since An American Marriage is long-listed later shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for fiction, it has been on my radar. The blurb sounds pretty interesting and don’t get me started on the book cover. The reviews from trusted sources are worth picking up this book which is going to be very soon for me.
Meme of the day
Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme created and hosted by Lauren@Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, choose a random book from your TBR and show it off! Do check out her blog it is amazing.
Have you read this book? Or, any other book which is shortlisted this year? Is this on your TBR? Tell me all about it.