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

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

BookXcess Haul Part 1: Books with Asian Representation

Hi there! I’ve been hauling lots of books these days so I thought why not making a content out of it. I know, brilliant right? If you notice, I did include Part 1 in the title, yes I did buy more, if you’re wondering. “Goodness sake, stop it Jessica!” Yup, that’s what I’m telling myself … More BookXcess Haul Part 1: Books with Asian Representation

Silver Sparrow || A Book Review

Silver Sparrow Author: Tayari Jones Publisher: Oneworld Publications Released: March 19th, 2020 Genre: Fiction Pages: 350 Format: Hardback Characters: Dana Lynn Yarboro, Chaurisse Witherspoon, Gwen , James Witherspoon, Raleigh Witherspoon, Laverne Witherspoon, … With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, “My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist,” author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man’s deception, … More Silver Sparrow || A Book Review

Doing My First Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag! || Year 2020

Hi there! This is my first time doing this tag and I’m very much excited about it. It’s already July and we’re halfway through 2020. Whew! Time sure flies. So far in 2020, I’ve read 41 books and it has exceeded my initial Goodreads goal, which I’m super glad about! Out of 41 books, 30 … More Doing My First Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag! || Year 2020