We’re Almost There! What to Read for #YARC2019 This November

Well folks, this is it. We're in the last 20% of the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge, and I hope everyone has had a great time so far--whether or not you're on track to meet your goal. If you haven’t heard about it, #YARC2019, or the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge, is a … Continue reading We’re Almost There! What to Read for #YARC2019 This November

Caster by Elsie Chapman: A Thriller feat. Dangerous Magic Games, Diasporic Subthemes, & Gangs

Caster is one of those books that only gets better as you continue reading. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I knew there was magic, fights, and gangs in this story, and I was all in. And Chapman really pulled through in bringing an engaging and extremely entertaining thriller featuring a giant web of … Continue reading Caster by Elsie Chapman: A Thriller feat. Dangerous Magic Games, Diasporic Subthemes, & Gangs

Natalie Tan’s Book of Love & Fortune: A Nuanced Look Into Culture, Grief, & Community

This is a book that demands to be savored. And savor, I did. It’s beautiful and a little heartbreaking and absolutely a masterpiece. Sentimental, but subtle in its execution, Natalie Tan's Book of Love and Fortune is something truly extraordinary with how Natalie explores grief, intergenerational family, and culture, all wrapped up with subtle hints … Continue reading Natalie Tan’s Book of Love & Fortune: A Nuanced Look Into Culture, Grief, & Community