Book Review: The Chosen and the Beautiful

Good morning and happy Monday, bibliophiles! I had a restful weekend filled with lots of reading, so my introverted heart is delighted. This review is fresh off the press since I just finished the book on Saturday. Evidently, I couldn’t wait to discuss. Goodreads synopsis: Immigrant. Socialite. Magician. Jordan Baker grows up in the mostContinue reading “Book Review: The Chosen and the Beautiful”

Pride Month TBR

Hello bibliophiles! Pride month is right around the corner and I thought it would be fun to compile books from my TBR that are written by LGBTQ+ authors and/or featuring queer main characters. I’m not going to be setting a specific TBR for June – with my internship starting, I want to keep the pressureContinue reading “Pride Month TBR”

Book Review: Yolk

Overall rating: 5/5Pages: 400Genre: Young adult contemporary fictionPace: MediumRead if you loved: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, Normal People by Sally RooneyContent warnings: Bulemia, cancer treatment, infertility, anxiety, depression, racism I don’t really know how to start this, so I apologize if things seem aContinue reading “Book Review: Yolk”

Shadow and Bone: Thoughts & Reactions

I can’t even tell you how excited I have been to write this post. Here’s the thing – I love TV/movie adaptations of books. I know this isn’t necessarily a popular opinion among readers and I’ve often been left frustrated by adaptations as well, but I think the chance of them being good is soContinue reading “Shadow and Bone: Thoughts & Reactions”

May Hopefuls: Asian Heritage Month

Happy May, bibliophiles! I have been soooo excited because it is AAPI heritage month! I was born in India and spent my formative years in Thailand, so Asian culture and literature are near and dear to my heart. In light of all the anti-Asian rhetoric and rise in hate crimes, I think it’s more importantContinue reading “May Hopefuls: Asian Heritage Month”

2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction – Shortlist

The Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist was just announced and it’s such a diverse selection of books. Of the six books shortlisted, I have read and loved two (The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett and Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi), so I cannot wait to read the remaining four before the winner is announced onContinue reading “2021 Women’s Prize for Fiction – Shortlist”

Book Review: Detransition, Baby

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 337Genre: Fiction, LGBTQ+Pace: MediumRead if you loved: Never quite read anything like this, but The Mothers and The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett come to mind as books with comparable themesContent warnings: Miscarriage, abuse, fetishism, transphobia, abortion, HIV/AIDS phobia, suicide, animal cruelty (brief) Detransition, Baby follows the lives of three individuals –Continue reading “Book Review: Detransition, Baby”

Book Review: The Mothers

Overall rating: 5/5Pages: 288Genre: Bildungsroman, literary fictionPace: SlowRead if you loved: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, Conjure Women by Afia Atakora, Homegoing by Yaa GyasiContent warnings: Abortion, infertility, domestic abuse, r*pe (brief), suicide (brief), islamophobia (brief) 17-year old Nadia Turner is reeling from the unexpected loss of her mother. Eager to dim the pain,Continue reading “Book Review: The Mothers”

Book Review: A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire

Overall rating: 3/5Pages: 637Genre: High fantasy, romancePace: MediumRead if you loved: From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. ArmentroutContent warnings: Violence Ugh I’m really out here with the least popular of opinions. I promise I’m still very excited for The Crown of Gilded Bones but its predecessor just did not do it for me. MaybeContinue reading “Book Review: A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire”

ARC: The Forest of Vanishing Stars

Overall rating: 4/5Pages: 384Genre: World War 2 FictionPace: MediumRead if you loved: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, The Giver of Stars by Jojo MoyesContent warnings: Antisemitism, Holocaust I have been intrigued by the premise of this book yetContinue reading “ARC: The Forest of Vanishing Stars”