Book Review: No One is Talking About This | Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist

Happy June everyone! Seriously though, how are we already in June? Time is flying by like never before. Since work has started, I am operating on a bit of a delay with my reviews but I’ve got some good ones coming up. Something I did want to do is tackle all the shortlisted novels forContinue reading “Book Review: No One is Talking About This | Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist”

Book Review: Piranesi | Women’s Prize For Fiction Shortlist

Happy Tuesday! It is officially the time of the month when I divert from my TBR. I’ve been mood-reading and picked up a couple fantasy and dystopian books just to fulfill my need for escapism – and then I remembered that I wanted to finish reading all the books shortlisted for the Women’s Prize forContinue reading “Book Review: Piranesi | Women’s Prize For Fiction Shortlist”

Book Review: Arsenic and Adobo

Good morning bibliophiles! Today’s intro will be short and sweet, just like this book (although flavorful might be a more apt descriptor, but more on that in a moment). After Dial A for Aunties (my review here), I was craving another cozy mystery so Arsenic and Adobo seemed like the perfect choice! Goodreads synopsis: TheContinue reading “Book Review: Arsenic and Adobo”

Book Review: Whereabouts

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 176Genre: Contemporary fictionPace: SlowRead if you loved: Genuinely haven’t read anything similarContent warnings: None Guess who’s done with finals?! Phew, this semester felt waaaaay too long and I’m so tired from the mundane school cycle. I do have an internship starting in ~1 week which is very exciting, and I’m looking forwardContinue reading “Book Review: Whereabouts”

Book Review: These Violent Delights

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 449Genre: Fantasy, historical fictionPace: MediumRead if you loved: Romeo and Juliet! Or anything with star-crossed lovers/enemies to loversContent warnings: Self-inflicted gore, gang violence, insects crawling/burrowing into bodies So, I need to address my bias before anything else. Growing up, I loved Romeo and Juliet. In fact, I had “These violent delights haveContinue reading “Book Review: These Violent Delights”

Book Review: The Ones We’re Meant to Find

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 384Genre: Young adult science-fiction, dystopian, mysteryPace: Medium-fastRead if you loved: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart, Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, Black Mirror, WestworldContent warnings: Environmental disasters, apocalyptic themes I have not been able to stop thinking about this book since I finished it. I was going to take aContinue reading “Book Review: The Ones We’re Meant to Find”

Book Review: Last Night at the Telegraph Club

Overall rating: 4.5/5Pages: 416Genre: Historical fiction, romance, LGBTQ+Pace: MediumRead if you loved: How Much of These Hills is Gold by C Pam ZhangContent warnings: Racism, homophobia, miscarriage (short description) Happy Sunday, everyone! By the time I post this, I will be done with 1 week of finals and 2/4 classes for this semester and IContinue reading “Book Review: Last Night at the Telegraph Club”

Book Review: Dial A for Aunties

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 320Genre: Cozy mystery, humorous fiction, romancePace: FastRead if you loved: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan with a hint of Anxious People by Fredrik BackmanContent warnings: Murder, tampering with a corpse Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a fantastic week. I’m currently sitting here writing this review as a wayContinue reading “Book Review: Dial A for Aunties”

Book Review: Transcendent Kingdom

Overall rating: 5/5Pages: 264Genre: FictionPace: Slow-mediumRead if you loved: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (yes, I’m aware I tie everything back to this masterpiece), The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, Homegoing by Yaa GyasiContent warnings: Racism, addiction, loss of a family member, suicide Happy Thursday, everybody! I’m one week closer to finalsContinue reading “Book Review: Transcendent Kingdom”

Book Review: The Crown of Gilded Bones

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 625Genre: High fantasy, romancePace: FastRead if you loved: From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout, A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. ArmentroutContent warnings: Violence Note: this review is spoiler freeĀ  I tried to savor The Crown of Gilded Bones and spectacularly failed. Wow. This delivered. If you readContinue reading “Book Review: The Crown of Gilded Bones”