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.
5/5 stars Natasha believes in science and not love. Daniel is a poet who knows there is someone out there for him. When these two meet, their polar opposite personalities are the base for something beautiful. The only question is, will the universe keep them together? This was such a quick and easy read for … More The Sun Is Also a Star
4/5 stars Thanks to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Vanessa has always had a gift. She could see people’s fortunes -or misfortunes- in tea leaves. She has never wanted the gift. It runs in the family and an unfortunate event has … More Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop
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
4/5 stars Thank you to Catapult for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review. While I don’t read much non-fiction, I was enthralled by this collection of essays. The writers are diverse and pour their hearts onto the page. I could feel the hope and struggle of these writers and their families. … More A Map is Only One Story
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
5/5 stars Thank you to Catapult for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Saheb is a surgeon at a run-down clinic with barely enough supplies to stay open. Every day is a battle as Saheb must fight to get the supplies he needs from corrupt officials. One night, … More Night Theater
4/5 stars Su Lan was a brilliant physicist. She kept herself distant from every person in her life. Her complex personality made her an enigma. Even more intriguing is how determined she was to erase her past. Now she has died and her daughter, Liya, travels to China to collect Su Lan’s ashes. From the … More Little Gods