Book Review: How Much of These Hills is Gold

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 How Much of These Hills is Gold tells the story of two newly orphaned siblings growing up in Northern California during the gold rush as they strive to find their place as first-generation immigrants. As someone who has never quite been able to call a country home, the thematic substance of thisContinue reading “Book Review: How Much of These Hills is Gold”

Book Review: Sex and Vanity

Overall Rating: 3/5 Okay, I have to admit my bias here before we get into this review. I adored Crazy Rich Asians. Maybe it’s because I spent my teen years in South-East Asia, privy to (but not a part of) the lives of the “hi-so” elites on top of the fact that I have notContinue reading “Book Review: Sex and Vanity”

Book Review: American Dirt

Overall Rating: 3.75/5 Given the current political climate and ongoing discussions on immigration in the United States, I was so excited to get my hands on “American Dirt”, especially when I saw that it occupied that coveted spot in Oprah’s book club. By the time I opened those first pages of the novel, I wasContinue reading “Book Review: American Dirt”