Library Loot #9: Sri-Lankan Fiction & Indian Fantasy!

You know, when you have a brilliant haul from the library, the most difficult decision lies in which book you’re going to want to read first! At least that is the problem I am currently faced with! Recently, I have been struggling with my reading. My ADHD has been very rambunctious, which when coupled with…

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…

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.…

Shadow Girl by Liana Liu – Book Review

Shadow Girl by Liana Liu is an #OwnVoices young adult Chinese novel from the supernatural, mystery genres. It came out fairly recently and when I found it at the library a few weeks ago, I decided to pick it up because the premise sounded interesting to me. However, after reading it, I felt that the…

White Flash/Black Rain: Women of Japan Relive the Bomb edited & translated by Lequita Vance-Watkins and Aratani Mariko – Book Review

“Because the possibility for nuclear warfare exists, there is always, no matter how minor the conflict, the fear and threat that any war could lead to another nuclear holocaust.” White Flash/Black Rain: Women of Japan Relive the Bomb is an #OwnVoices non-fiction Japanese poetry and prose collection with contributions from various Japanese women. The book…

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee – Book Review (2018)

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee is a book that I read and reviewed last year. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC (Advanced Reader’s Copy) for it and remember blowing through the novel within a few days. Unfortunately, I had plenty of other ARCs to read and review, and as such I never gave…