Impostor Syndrome, written by Kathy Wang, is a slow-burn novel about career aspirations, privacy, and womanhood. Oh, and espionage! I think the concept of spies among us is fascinating, so I was eager to read this Book of the Month pick. It did not disappoint! Julia is Chief Operating Officer at Tangerine, a Google / … Continue reading “A Slow-Burn Spy Novel”
Book Review: Instamom by Chantel Guertin 4⭐️ Book Review Buying Instamom was solely a case of #bookstagrammademedoit – and I’m so glad I did. Kit Kidding is an influencer, a motivational speaker, and a child-free-by-choice woman. Her brand isn’t that she hates kids, but that she’s made the conscious decision to choose a single-girl-in-the-city lifestyle … Continue reading “Instamom”
Book Review: The Happiest Girl in the World by Alena Dillon A 4⭐️ Book Review In The Happiest Girl in the World, Alena Dillon takes on the U.S gymnastics sandal with poise and empathy in her fictionalization of Larry Nassar’s sadistic abuse, the roles that Bela and Martha Karolyi played, and the question of how … Continue reading “The Happiest Girl in the World”
Book Review: The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris A 5⭐️ Book Review Dear Readers: Please read The Other Black Girl. This book addresses race, feminism, and success in so many different ways. I loved the setting of a publishing house because that’s one of my dream jobs, but this book is so much … Continue reading “The Other Black Girl”
Book Review: With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo I’ll be honest. I picked up With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo because it fit the “a book set in a restaurant” 2021 PopSugar Reading Challenge prompt. But I am so very glad I chose it! This was an audiobook for me, and … Continue reading “With the Fire on High”
Book Review: Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah I love Kristin Hannah. There, I said it. She has a way of storytelling that engulfs you with emotions and embeds you in the characters’ lives. So, it’s no wonder that I enjoyed Magic Hour. This is the oldest book of hers that I’ve read, and it felt … Continue reading “Magic Hour”
Book Review: The Hunting Wives by May Cobb When Sophie moved with her husband and child from Chicago to Mapleton, a small town in east Texas, she was looking for a quieter life. Days filled with gardening, craft projects, and creating her blog. But soon, she feels restless and envious of those around her. What … Continue reading “The Desperate Wives of Texas”
Anna Karenina is one of those big books that I carry around and say I will read, some day. The story intrigues me, but I’m not committed to it yet. However, when I found out that Anna K is a retelling of the story, set amongst the opulence of over-privileged high school kids in New … Continue reading “Finding Anna K”
The Last Story of Mina Lee by Nancy Jooyoun Kim This book was a beautiful read! Nancy Jooyoun Kim crafted a gorgeous story about family, loss, language, and tragedy. I loved the dual timelines that told the story of Mina Lee and her daughter, Margot. With differences in culture, understanding, and desires, this mother-daughter relationship … Continue reading “The Beautiful Novel of Mina Lee”
Book Review: Broken (in the best possible way) by Jenny Lawson Jenny Lawson writes with honesty, vulnerability, and power. She brings truth to the page as she explains what it’s like to be in the dark hole of depression and anxiety while you lose shards of your soul. She brings levity to the story as … Continue reading “Broken: A (Funny) Tale of Mental Illness”
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