Book review: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See From Goodreads In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations—until a stranger appears at the village gate … Continue reading Book review: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Some mini reviews of books I loved

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great week and are looking forward to a great weekend! Today, I have a bunch of mini reviews for you. For books that I loved and really enjoyed, I often don't have a ton to say other than "I loved and really enjoyed this", so it makes writing … Continue reading Some mini reviews of books I loved

Book reviews: Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy

Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy by Lisa See Shanghai Girls, paraphrased from Goodreads In 1937, Shanghai is the Paris of Asia, a city of great wealth and glamour, the home of millionaires and beggars, gangsters and gamblers, patriots and revolutionaries, artists and warlords. Thanks to the financial security and material comforts provided by their … Continue reading Book reviews: Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy

Book review: The Translation of Love

The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake From Goodreads Thirteen-year-old Aya Shimamura is released from a Canadian internment camp in 1946, still grieving the recent death of her mother, and repatriated to Japan with her embittered father. They arrive in a devastated Tokyo occupied by the Americans under the command of General Douglas MacArthur. Aya's … Continue reading Book review: The Translation of Love

Recommendations for… diverse historical fiction

Even though I participate in giving Monthly Recommendations, I thought I would start my own where every couple weeks I give recommendations for a specific topic. Today I'm doing recommendations for diverse historical fiction. There has been some discussion in the twitter book community about diversity in historical fiction lately, and I wanted to highlight some … Continue reading Recommendations for… diverse historical fiction

Standalone Sunday/Underrated books: I, Coriander

Standalone Sunday is a feature created here where each Sunday you feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend! Underrated books is a feature I occasionally do where I highlight books I think are underrated (read my first one here!). Since I wanted to do this book, I figured I'd combine … Continue reading Standalone Sunday/Underrated books: I, Coriander