American Panda by Gloria Chao – Book Review 🐼

American Panda by Gloria Chao is an #OwnVoices Taiwanese-American young adult contemporary novel about a seventeen-year-old MIT freshman named Mei. We follow Mei on her journey through the struggles that she has, pertaining specifically to obeying parental expectations—such as her becoming a doctor and marrying a smart Taiwanese boy with good prospects—versus pursuing her own…

Library Loot #5: Japanese Thrillers & Asian-American YA Fiction

I am a stress-shopper, particularly a stress-book-shopper. When my anxiety and overall stress from life becomes too much to bear, I go on unhealthy shopping sprees. Luckily, ever since I have obtained a library card, this bad habit of mine has been reigned in quite miraculously. However, over the past few weeks life has kicked…

Top 5 Summer Reads!

Happy 4th of July to all of those who are celebrating this American Independence Day. For the rest of you friends, top o’ the morning to you! I hope that you are doing swell thus far into the week. Summer has officially begun, and it definitely feels like it’s going to be a scorching hot…

Top 10 Books to Read Before the Year Ends

To-Be-Read stacks can be awesome because they give the bookworm tons of options on what to pick up after finishing a book, however. This can also create madness within a bibliophile because sometimes everything on the TBR list sounds and looks fantastic, thus making it a hundred times harder to actually choose that next read.…