Wrap-Up

The Best Books of 2020 Part 1 – January to June

This year has been a strange reading year for me. I have either been finding excellent books one right after another or ending up on the receiving end of a streak of one-star disappointments. Most of this can be accredited to stress and discomfort with processing through the constant flow of uncertainty that 2020 has… Continue reading The Best Books of 2020 Part 1 – January to June

Discussions

Not Good Enough: A Diverse Books Discussion + #MuslimShelfSpace Tour

"Even though I had the comfort of reading, I was faced with the same ostracization in the stories" When I was a child, I loved books, even though they were at times painfully unkind to me as a Person of Colour. Because I had brown-skin, hair on my legs and arms and face, and a… Continue reading Not Good Enough: A Diverse Books Discussion + #MuslimShelfSpace Tour

Book Review · Chinese Lit

The Moon in the Palace (The Empress of Bright Moon #1) by Weina Dai Randel

In truth, we were similar. Like two sides of a fan, we were at odds with each other, we competed with each other, but our fates similarly rested in the hands of the Emperor--the holder, the commander, the manipulator of our destinies. The Moon in the Palace by Weina Dai Randel is an #OwnVoices Chinese… Continue reading The Moon in the Palace (The Empress of Bright Moon #1) by Weina Dai Randel