Book Review | Unmarriageable

You probably know that Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books. I just love Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Darcy. When I saw a diverse P&P retelling, I knew I had to read it. Soniah Kamal’s Unmarriageable is a retelling of Jane Austen’s classic set in modern-day Pakistan, and I thought it was a great take […]

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Book Review | Pride

I’m pretty picky about the young adult fiction – especially contemporary – that I read. But I could not resist a diverse adaptation of one of my favorite books of all-time: Pride & Prejudice. So I knew I couldn’t stay away from Ibi Zoboi’s Pride, and decided to pick up the audiobook. (All reviews are spoiler-free unless […]

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Book Review | Confessions of the Fox

I love historical fiction, and I love reading diverse books. They’re easily two of my favorite things. So when I found a diverse historical fiction book with a trans main character, my response was yes, please! Jordy Rosenberg’s Confessions of the Fox is an intriguing story with not one, but two trangender main characters. I don’t think […]

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Book Review | Exit West

I usually don’t pick up books because everyone else is talking about them. But Mohsin Hamid’s newest book, Exit West, caught my interest because it was one of the Book of the Month Club selections for this month, and (even though I ended up getting another BOTM book) I decided to pick this one up anyway. And […]

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How Do You Define Diverse Books?

As I work on reading more diverse books, I’ve had to really think about what diverse books are and how I want to define them for myself. When I think of diverse books, the first thing that comes to mind are books with person of color or LGBT characters or authors. I feel like that’s a […]

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Book Review | Everything I Never Told You

I rarely get personal book recommendations. I’m usually the one recommending the books, or being asked for recommendations. So when my cousin reached out to recommend Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You, I immediately picked up a copy. I read the first chapter. And then I put it down. For two months. (Nothing to do with […]

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Book Review | The Sun is Also a Star

Lately, I’ve been in the mood for some light, fun reads. After finishing grad school, I’m not ready to jump into some of the more dense books on my TBR. Nicola Yoon’s sophomore novel, The Sun is Also a Star was the perfect book to pick up, and I am glad I finally got around to […]

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