Reblog: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

I absolutely loved this memoir written in poetry when I had first read it and wanted to remind everyone of it for this year's National Poetry Month! I don't know what you're reading this April but I highly recommend brown girl dreaming if you haven't read it yet! Review: I've read a lot of memoirs, but … Continue reading Reblog: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

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A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

Review: This is the second book of Tahir's series, An Ember in the Ashes. I read and reviewed the first one here. I loved it and looked forward to this sequel. It did not disappoint.  If you haven't read the first book, stop here. Here's the back cover: After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt … Continue reading A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Review: I'd heard a lot of hype around this book and it did not disappoint. I have to admit, I wasn't entirely prepared for this book. I had read some reviews back when I first put it on my TBR and I went on hold at the library. That was months ago. All I remembered about … Continue reading An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness by Kyung-Sook Shin, translated by Ha-Yun Jung

Review: It's not very often that a work of fiction gets to me as much as this one did. It was beautiful and haunting and familiar and foreign all at the same time. Homesick and alone, a teenage girl has just arrived in Seoul to work in a factory. Her family, still in the countryside, is … Continue reading The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness by Kyung-Sook Shin, translated by Ha-Yun Jung

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

Review: Despite that this is a classic that would have been relevant in almost any American Lit class, of which I've been in several between high school and getting an English degree, it only hit my radar on account of Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home. That book talks about this play, and … Continue reading A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho

Review: This is a delightful little book. I had read the description before buying it but then got a few library books and put this one on the back burner. I'm actually trying to catch up on the books I've actually bought because this happens a lot. Anyway, I had forgotten by the time I … Continue reading The Terracotta Bride by Zen Cho

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi

Review: I don't know about you, but I had only recently heard of the Afghan practice of bacha posh, and I hadn't even heard the term until this book. I had no idea what I was getting into. I have to say that what I loved the most about the book was that it was … Continue reading The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Review: I've read a lot of memoirs, but none that were done as a series of poems before. It really is a beautiful way to convey your story. My favorite was the first one, about the day she was born. Here's some information from the back cover: Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson … Continue reading Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Monstress #3 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda

Review: I'm continuing on with the Monstress series, I had reviewed the first two issues here. This is the third issue and it's even more intriguing. We start to see a little bit of what is inside our protagonist, just enough to freak me out but it doesn't give away what it is just yet. … Continue reading Monstress #3 by Marjorie M. Liu and Sana Takeda

The Tale of Yin by Joyce Chng

Loved the stories. I actually enjoyed this book a lot, but I wish the style had been more descriptive. I felt like it could have had some more texture that way, but that didn't take away from the meat of the stories. The stories themselves were beautiful and interesting. Despite the sparse descriptions, the author … Continue reading The Tale of Yin by Joyce Chng