Awaiting Trespass, Linda Ty-Casper, 1985
State of War, Ninotchka Rosca, 1988
Gun Dealers’ Daughter, Gina Apostel, 2010
The Woman Who Had Two Navels, and Tales of the Tropical Gothic, Nick Joaquin, 2017
Well, it’s a new year, and although I usually make kind of half-assed, unspoken resolutions (except for the time I resolved to floss every day, which is also the only resolution I’ve ever kept for a full year), this year I’m going to lay out some specific goals for the blog—because I’m just sick of writing blog posts a year after reading the book (or, ok, two years at this point, which is just objectively ridiculous)—and I’m letting you know about it because if I manage to follow through, there will be a serious uptick in e-mail notifications and I don’t want anyone to be annoyed (at least not without being forewarned).