Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao: A Superb Contemporary About How Secrets & Shame Can Shatter a Family

Our Wayward Fate by Gloria Chao is an own-voices Taiwanese-American young adult contemporary novel about a teenager named Ali who is the only Asian person at her predominantly white small-town high school. Having learned the art of apathy when it comes to the casual racist remarks and willing ignorant perceptions surrounding Chinese folx, her entire method of surviving is tossed into the blender when a new student arrives, a boy named Chase who also happens to be Taiwanese like Ali; a boy not afraid to speak up against said ignorance. When they start getting closer, Ali’s mother shuts down the relationship before it ever has the chance to bloom, sending Ali on a twisted path of family secrets, sacrifices, and shame.

This Is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi: An Amazing Tale of Friendship, Mental Health, & Indie Bookstores

This Is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi is a diverse young adult contemporary novel that revolves around a group of ladies who work at a bookshop called Wild Nights Bookstore. When they discover that the bookstore is about close up shop for good, they come together to and try save a place that has become a sanctuary for each of them in their own unique ways.

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed – A Book Review

My second book has been completed for the Ramadan Readathon that’s happening for the month of June, and I must say that I was very surprised by it; some of it good, but mostly not so great. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed is an #OwnVoices Pakistani, Islamic literature novel within the young adult…

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han – A Book Review

This review will contain some spoilers for the book. Read at your own discretion. Also… there will be ranting. The second book in Jenny Han’s bestselling series takes place directly after the events of the first novel, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, where Lara Jean has finally made her choice between two boys.…