Sex and Vanity

3.5/5 stars To preface, going into this book I did not know this was a modern retelling of A Room with a View (E.M. Forster). I was excited to read this because I loved the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy and I wanted another fun, summer read that offered me Asian representation. I was satisfied for … More Sex and Vanity

Anna K.

4/5 stars Anna K. is a modern reimagining of Anna Karenina following elite teens of New York. I was told this was basically Gossip Girl, and I would say that is an accurate representation. I was looking for a drama-filled, indulgent read and this delivered. I appreciated the Asian representation and that it was not … More Anna K.

This Town Sleeps

4/5 stars Thank you to Counterpoint Press for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  This Town Sleeps is the debut novel from Dennis E. Staples and follows an openly gay Ojibwe man, Marion, who finds himself back on his reservation. He begins a secret relationship with an old … More This Town Sleeps

Black Sunday

4/5 stars Thank you to Catapult for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Babike and Ariyike experience their lives change when their parents divorce and their household dissolves. They and their younger brother are placed in the care of their grandmother, a woman reluctant to raise them. Each … More Black Sunday