Heaven: Have You Ever Got Bullied? || A Book Review

Heaven Author: Mieko Kawakami Publisher: Picador Released: June 10th, 2021 Genre: Fiction Pages: 167 Format: Paperback Characters: Eyes, Kojima, Momose, Ninomiya, … Hailed as a bold foray into new literary territory, Kawakami’s novel is told in the voice of a fourteen-year-old student subjected to relentless torment for having a lazy eye. Instead of resisting, the boy … More Heaven: Have You Ever Got Bullied? || A Book Review

Familiar Things: Life At The Landfill || A Book Review

Familiar Things Author: Hwang Sok-Yong Translator: Sora Kim-Russell Publisher: Scribe Released: July 12th 2018 Genre: Fiction Pages: 224 Format: Paperback Characters: Bugeye, Baldspot, Bugeye’s mother, Scrawny’s mama, Peddler Grandpa, Baron, … When 14-year-old Bugeye and his mother arrive at Flower Island — a vast landfill site on the outskirts of Seoul — they soon become part … More Familiar Things: Life At The Landfill || A Book Review

My Brilliant Life: How It’s Like to Live with Progeria || A Book Review

My Brilliant Life Author: Kim Ae-ran Translator: Chi-Young Kim Publisher: Forge Released: January 26th, 2021 Genre: Fiction Pages: 203 Format: Paperback Characters: Areum, Daesu, Mira, Grandpa Jang, … Ae-ran Kim’s My Brilliant Life explores family bonds and out-of-the-ordinary friendships, interweaving the past and present of a tight-knit family, finding joy and happiness in even the most … More My Brilliant Life: How It’s Like to Live with Progeria || A Book Review

#2020bestnine

I’m so excited to drop my best 9 reads in 2020. Last year, my main focus was Asian Lit and I’m intending to keep it the same this year. I read a total of 75 books, ranging from Asian Lit to children books, general fiction to non-fiction. I rated most books 3-4.5 star, hardly any … More #2020bestnine

Stay With Me: An Impactful, Memorable Story || Book Review

Stay With Me Author: Ayobami Adebayo Publisher: Canongate Books Released: March 2nd 2017 Genre: Fiction Pages: 298 Format: Hardcover ‘There are things even love can’t do… If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But even when it’s in a thousand pieces … More Stay With Me: An Impactful, Memorable Story || Book Review

The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human: Tales from Many Muslim Worlds || A Book Review

The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human: Tales from Many Muslim Worlds Editor: Marguerite Richards Publisher: Penguin Random House SEA Released: 2019 Genre: Short stories Pages: 301 Format: Paperback An anthology revealing the multi-faceted experiences of people living in many Muslim worlds, which both challenges stereotypes and the responsibility to disband them. Two schoolgirls in Yemen skip … More The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human: Tales from Many Muslim Worlds || A Book Review