Book Review: Malibu Rising

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I have been sooooo excited to write this review because it was one of my most anticipated reads and it lived up to the expectations. Name a better feeling than this one because I cannot. With that said, let’s jump right into it. Goodreads synopsis: Malibu: August 1983. It’s the day ofContinue reading “Book Review: Malibu Rising”

Book Review: Unsettled Ground

Good morning! As I write this intro I am sweating in my living room thanks to a lack of air-conditioning and soaring Bay Area temperatures. Apparently we’re in for a bit of a heat-wave and I am not looking forward to it. On the bright side, it means I have an excuse to be extremelyContinue reading “Book Review: Unsettled Ground”

Book Review: How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House | Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist

Hello bibliophiles! Today I am back with a weeks-old review on a book that sent me into a very sad spiral for a while. I drafted this review way back then but held off on posting because I wanted to ruminate over it a little longer. It’s now time, so let’s get into the second-lastContinue reading “Book Review: How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House | Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist”

Mini Review: Cursebreakers Series

Hello everyone! I am two weeks into my internship and as a result, I am so behind on reviews (my drafts are staring at me as I write this). As a result, I’m trying to be a little more selective about which books I review and spend time on. While I plan on reviewing anyContinue reading “Mini Review: Cursebreakers Series”

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: 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”

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”