12 WOC Reads in August 2018

  1. Meet Yasmin! by Saadia Faruqi, Hatem Aly August 1st 2018 by Picture Window Books "Meet Yasmin! Yasmin Ahmad is a spirited second-grader who's always on the lookout for those "aha" moments to help her solve life's little problems. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and her big imagination, she boldly faces any situation, assuming her imagination... Continue Reading →

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Review: Stuck Like Lint by Shefali Tripathi Mehta

Gorgeous cover by Misha Oberoi Summary: "When Trisha disappears suddenly, complaining of a writer’s block, Debika, her editor for years, is left distressed—theirs was not just a writer-editor association but a bond of friendship and trust. Soon afterwards, the surprising news of her award-winning collection hits the headlines. As Debika braces herself to read the... Continue Reading →

10 WOC Reads in July 2018

  1.It All Falls Down (Nora Watts #2) by Sheena Kamal July 3rd 2018 by HarperLuxe "Growing up, Nora Watts only knew one parent—her father. When he killed himself, she denied her grief and carried on with her life. Then a chance encounter with a veteran who knew him raises disturbing questions Nora can’t ignore—and dark... Continue Reading →

10 WOC Reads in June 2018

  1.A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman, eds. June 26th 2018 by Greenwillow Books "Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings. These are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries. Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore... Continue Reading →

Review: Hollywood Homicide by Kellye Garrett

How cool is this cover!? Summary: Dayna Anderson doesn’t set out to solve a murder. All the semi-famous, mega-broke black actress wants is to help her parents keep their house. After witnessing a deadly hit-and-run, she figures pursuing the fifteen-grand reward isn’t the craziest thing a Hollywood actress has done for some cash. But what... Continue Reading →

#AsianLitBingo TBR

It's Asian American Heritage Month in the US and so it's time again for #AsianLitBingo! It's a challenge created by Shenwei, celebrating Asian literatures and cultures and it's going on through all of May. Read all the details over at Lit CelebrAsian. Books that count towards the bingo: Fiction books should have an Asian main... Continue Reading →

10 WOC Releases in May 2018

Happy May! Hope it'll be a good one for you! My reading plans will be pretty much focused on #AsianLitBingo and #RamadanReadathon this month, but we'll see how the reading goes. Do you have any plans for May? I've got 10 new WOC releases for you, again, so hang on to your wallets 😀 All links... Continue Reading →

Review: Amla Mater by Devi Menon

“In the stillness of autumn, I feel I can almost hear someone hum 'Lokame tharavadu (the world is my home)....' In her tiny flat in East London, as Mili waits for her baby to arrive, little things remind her of her life in India----the scent of jasmine flowers, a heavy downpour, a late-night cup of... Continue Reading →

Review: The Leavers by Lisa Ko

One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He is eventually adopted by two white college professors... Continue Reading →

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