Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

"You have to really be kind to yourself and look out for yourself because the world can be cold and cruel. Don’t feel bad, ever, about putting yourself first." ★★★★ Charlie is fat and is trying to learn how to love herself regardless of the people in her life not making it easy. The one… Continue reading Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

"It sounds wild, I know, but racism is a spectrum and they all participate in it in some way. They don’t all have white hoods or call us mean things; I know that. But racism isn’t just about that-- it’s not about being nice or mean. Or good versus bad. It’s bigger than that." ★★★★… Continue reading Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

★★★★★ Genre: Diverse, Romance, Thriller “My eyes fill with tears. All these years, I have never seen it that way, but Ma’s right. I did grow up with four mothers, and it really has been amazing. There’s been so much love in my life that I took for granted.” An (accidental) murder, thousands of wedding… Continue reading Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod

★★★ Genre: Romance, Young Adult, Diverse Once she was under the lights, it was too easy to get caught up in it, too easy to accept the adoration" Growing up Antonia has only her guitar until she meets Sebastian. They had a plan to escape their small town together but when Seb turned eighteen he… Continue reading The Girl with Stars in Her Eyes by Xio Axelrod

A Pho Love Story By Loan Le

★★★★ Genre: Food, Romance, Young Adult “She's scared. And I wish I could tell her that I am too, that I don't know how it'll work. But if we could just hold hands a bit longer maybe we could figure it out.” Bao Nguyen and Linh Mai both go to school together and work at… Continue reading A Pho Love Story By Loan Le

The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis

★★★★ Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult “Love is when you find a piece of yourself in someone else, a piece you never knew was missing, but without which you'd be broken. You feel whole and complete, and accepted for exactly who you are. You can be your true self, because around this person, for the… Continue reading The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis

Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin

★★★★ Genre: Young Adult, Diverse, Contemporary “While I am scared of what the future will bring, the uncertainty has been refreshing in a strange way. I know who I am in a way I never have before, and know what I'm willing to sacrifice to stay true to myself. I guess that's not a bad… Continue reading Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin

The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman

★★ Genre: Fantasy/Sci-fi, Diverse, Young Adult “Infinity was never built for you; it was built for dreamers.” Nami Miyamoto is murdered, but when she wakes up, she learns she’s in a place called Infinity, where human consciousness after death. She discovers that Ophelia, a virtual assistant like Siri has taken over the afterlife and is… Continue reading The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Asian Readathon 2021

This May I will be participating in the Asian Readathon. The Asian Readathon is a month-long reading marathon dedicated to reading books by Asian authors. As an Indian girl, I am super excited that an event like this is happening and so excited to participate. Read any book written by an Asian author. Hana Khan… Continue reading Asian Readathon 2021

Sky Hunter by Marie Lu

★★★★★ Genres: Young Adult, Romance, Fantasy “Because my mother taught me that, in spite of everything, I must choose goodness.” Talin Kanami knows firsthand the brutality of the Federation. Their cruelty forced her and her mother to seek asylum in a country that considers their people repugnant. When a mysterious prisoner is brought from the… Continue reading Sky Hunter by Marie Lu