10 New Releases to Look Forward to in November

Happy Halloween! I don't have an intro to this month's post. I can talk about how cold it's getting overnight (34F/1C). How I just want to stay snuggled up reading all day. But really, I overloaded my TBR in October, and it's beyond help now. And, of course, there are some wonderful books releasing in… Continue reading 10 New Releases to Look Forward to in November

10 New Releases to Look Forward to in April

How are we already getting ready to turn the calendar to April? Well, metaphorically at least considering most of us use Google calendar that lacks said pages. At any rate, as the pages turn, new pages release in the form of books. Let's take a look at some upcoming releases I'm most looking forward to.… Continue reading 10 New Releases to Look Forward to in April

The True Adventures of Gidon Lev, Gidon Lev & Julie Gray

Here’s the thing, I had this book in my wishlist for a while. I came across the book after seeing Gidon on TikTok. I love reading about WWII, and I enjoy memoirs from survivors and memoirs in general, so this sounded right up my alley. I was expecting a book about Gidon’s life, and sometimes… Continue reading The True Adventures of Gidon Lev, Gidon Lev & Julie Gray

Beautiful Country, Qian Julie Wang

In Beautiful Country, Wang artfully captures what life was like for an undocumented immigrant, not only from her perspective but from that of her parents as well. They have left everything behind for the dream of living in ‘the beautiful country.’ But they have landed in NYC and are struggling from the astronomical cost of… Continue reading Beautiful Country, Qian Julie Wang

Toufah: The Woman Who Inspired an African #Metoo Movement, Toufah Jallow

From Toufah’s will to escape her country, there is so much bravery in this book to speak out against her abuser, Yahya Jammeh, the president of The Gambia. What stands out so much to me is the disbelievers. A man launching a manhunt for a 19-year-old young woman isn't normal. Why else would he attempt… Continue reading Toufah: The Woman Who Inspired an African #Metoo Movement, Toufah Jallow

I’ll Laugh About This Later, Zoey Za

I’ll Laugh About This Later is a collection of stories from Zoey’s life growing up in Hawaii until now. The chapters are varying and unique. Some chapters contain multiple snippets of stories, while others centered on one main event in her history. The writing is clever, amusing, and insightful. It’s more than just funny or… Continue reading I’ll Laugh About This Later, Zoey Za