Hello, friends and foe! I hope your December has been great and you have exciting plans for New Years Eve. Every four months, I do a round-up of mini reviews of the books I've read during those four months, to force me to write reviews of those books. I know I'm posting this a couple … Continue reading Last third reviews
Books I would get my mom for Christmas
Happy Thursday, friends! And happy holidays! Whether it's Christmas, Hanukkah, or just a winter (or summer) break, I hope you're having a great holiday season. Today, I wanted to do a kind of personal post. I lost my mom in March 2020, which was obviously a massive loss in my life. One of the biggest … Continue reading Books I would get my mom for Christmas
Happy December, friends! I cannot believe it's already the last month of 2022, literally when did that happen. Books Read Let Me Tell You What I Mean by Joan Didion: 3 stars Run Towards the Danger by Sarah Polley: 5 stars Only two this month! Overall, I thought the Didion was just okay, but I … Continue reading November wrap-up!
Happy November friends! I went from remembering how to read in September to promptly forgetting in October. Books Read How to Pronounce Knife by Souvankham Thammavongsa: 4.5 stars Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro: 5 stars Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family by Robert Kolker: 4 stars This month was … Continue reading October wrap-up!
Book review: How to Pronounce Knife
How to Pronounce Knife: Stories by Souvankham Thammavongsa From Goodreads In the title story of Souvankham Thammavongsa's debut collection, a young girl brings a book home from school and asks her father to help her pronounce a tricky word, a simple exchange with unforgettable consequences. Thammavongsa is a master at homing in on moments like this … Continue reading Book review: How to Pronounce Knife
Nonfiction books I want to read ASAP
Hi friends, happy Friday! November is Nonfiction November, hosted by Olive at A Book Olive on YouTube, and I was thinking of kind of half participating. I've been in a bit of a reading slump the past few months, but I've also been on the up. And I think having a loose plan of books … Continue reading Nonfiction books I want to read ASAP
Happy October, friends! I can't believe I just wrote that, time flies when all the days feel the same. Books Read The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun: 3.5 stars Portrait of a Thief by Grace D. Li: 4 stars Luster by Raven Leilani: 3.5 stars Gutter Child by Jael Richardson: 3.5 stars Disappearing Earth by … Continue reading September wrap-up!
Mini review: Empire of Pain
Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by Patrick Radden Keefe From Goodreads The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions: Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oxford, the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations to the arts and sciences. … Continue reading Mini review: Empire of Pain
Second third reviews: 4+ stars
Happy Friday! Today is the second instalment of my thirdly reviews, where I'll be giving mini reviews of all the books I read in the last four months! Last week, I did all the books I rated 3 and 3.5 stars, and today are all the 4, 4.5 and 5 stars! Gender Queer by Maia … Continue reading Second third reviews: 4+ stars
Second third reviews: 3 and 3.5 stars
Happy Friday, friends! Every four months, I post mini reviews of the books I read in those months. I had quite a few from the past few months, so I decided to split it into two posts: one doing my 3 and 3.5 star reviews, and another doing my 4+ star reviews. Today is the … Continue reading Second third reviews: 3 and 3.5 stars
Well well well, if it isn't the end of another month. Books Read People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry: 4.5 starsHow High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu: 5 starsEvery Summer After by Carley Fortune: 3.5 stars I really enjoyed all of these books! How High We Go in the Dark … Continue reading August wrap-up!
Happy August, everyone! Every single month, I say "how is it already [month]", and every time it's true. Books Read City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert: 4 starsAnd I Do Not Forgive You by Amber Sparks: 3.5 starsYerba Buena by Nina Lacour: 4 starsTalking to Strangers by Marianne Boucher: 4 stars I read all four … Continue reading July wrap-up!