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

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

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim Blog Tour || Book Review

Hi there, I’m so excited to be part of the blog tour for The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling and thank you to The Book Terminal for hosting this blog tour of a super wholesome book. Also, many thanks to the publisher for providing the access to the e-ARC. Now, let’s get to the … More The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling by Wai Chim Blog Tour || Book Review

Burnt Sugar: Reason Why POC Stories Should be Written by POC Authors || A Book Review

Burnt Sugar (ARC) Author: Avni Doshi Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Released: July 30th, 2020 Genre: Fiction Pages: 128 Format: Paperback Characters: Antara, Tara, Dilip, Reza, … In her youth, Tara was wild. She abandoned her loveless marriage to join an ashram, endured a brief stint as a beggar (mostly to spite her affluent parents), and spent years chasing … More Burnt Sugar: Reason Why POC Stories Should be Written by POC Authors || A Book Review