Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag | 2019

And it is officially time for all of us book people to start freaking out about all of the amazing books we've read so far this year while simultaneously freaking out about how many books are left on our tbr. I've had a pretty good beginning half of the year in regards to the books…

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune | A Book Review

Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim Summary At the news of her mother's death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn't spoken since Natalie left in anger seven years ago, when her mother refused to support her chosen career as a chef. Natalie is shocked to discover the vibrant neighborhood…

Tell Me How You Really Feel | A Book Review

Tell Me How You Really Feel By Aminah Mae Safi Summary Sana Khan is a cheerleader and a straight A student. She's the classic (somewhat obnoxious) overachiever determined to win. Rachel Recht is a wannabe director who's obsesssed with movies and ready to make her own masterpiece. As she's casting her senior film project, she…

I’m Only Reading Queer Books This Month | June 2019 TBR

Happy Pride my people!! I've been saving a bunch of these books (definitely intentionally not reading them) specifically for pride month! I have a pretty ambitious tbr, but I believe in myself and that's all that matters If you're planning on reading any of these books please let me know so we can chat/squeal/cry over…

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Books| May 2019 Wrap-up

So, I attempted *attempted* to participate in two separate readathons this month. Was I successful? If by that you mean did I read quite a few books, then yes. If you mean did I complete all of the prompts, then no. I’m pretty sure each readathon had only *1* required book, and I failed to…

The Wise and the Wicked | A Book Review

The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos Summary Ruby Chernyavsky has been told the stories since she was a child: The women in her family, once possessed of great magical abilities to remake lives and stave off death itself, were forced to flee their Russian home for America in order to escape the fearful…

Fake It Till You Break It | A Book Review

Fake It Till You Break It By Jenn P. Nguyun Summary Mia and Jake have known each other their whole lives. They’ve endured summer vacations, Sunday brunches, even dentist visits together. Their mothers, who are best friends, are convinced that Mia and Jake would be the perfect couple, even though they can’t stand to be…

I Love You So Mochi | A Book Review

I Love You so Mochi by Sarah Kuhn Summary Kimi Nakamura loves a good fashion statement. She's obsessed with transforming everyday ephemera into Kimi Originals: bold outfits that make her and her friends feel brave, fabulous, and like the Ultimate versions of themselves. But her mother sees this as a distraction from working on her…

We Hunt the Flame | A Book Review

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsa Faizal Summary People lived because she killed.People died because he lived. Zafira is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death, assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the…

Raving about all of the books I read last month | April Wrap-Up

Every month I think I didn’t read that much and then I tally up all of the books I’ve read and realize I didn’t do too bad. I actually had an amazing reading month and discovered some new favorites while also revisiting some of my all-time faves. The first two weeks were primarily devoted to…