January Reading Wrap Up

I started the year strong with 8 books, I knew I wanted to read at least one Japanese author for January in Japan, and I opted for a classic The Inugami Curse by Seishi Yokomizo. I also wanted to try some Agatha Christie, for the first time in my thirty-eight years of life, and decided to go for two short stories featuring Hercule Poirot.

The Nickle Boys by Colson Whitehead

The school is just a mask for what is effectively a cruel, racist and inhumane holding pen for boys under the age of 18. Punishments include solitary confinement, physical and sexual, abuse, food rationing and extremely severe beatings at ‘The Whitehouse’, from which a number of boys never return.