Title/Author/Pg: A Free Life by Ha Jin, 660pg Date Published: October 2007 Date Read: June 4, 2017 Genre: Literary Fiction I picked up this novel while helping my mom clean out our bookshelves. Amongst century-old art books, I found this lying around! I think someone must have gifted it to my parents, yet no one had […]Read More Review: A Free Life by Ha Jin
Hi all! I’ve decided to do a weekly update post at the end of each week (hopefully), recapping what I’ve been up to, reading-wise. This week, I’ve gotten a few new books, done some reading, but mainly, I’ve been busy with work stuff (so sad). I’ll be traveling abroad in a few weeks, but hopefully […]Read More What’s New: Week of June 9th, 2017
The Child by Fiona Barton introduces us to Kate, a reporter at a London paper, who comes across an article about the discovery of a dead baby’s body at a construction site. The article haunts her thoughts, as well as those of Emma, who grew up in the house that used to occupy the site of […]Read More Review: The Child by Fiona Barton
Since it does take me some time to get through books, I figured I’d try to start posting updates about what I think about what I’m currently reading. I am also reading A Free Life by Ha Jin, but I will finish that pretty soon, and I want to save all my thoughts for a […]Read More Currently Reading: My Last Lament by James William Brown
And we’re back to highlight some more books from my ever-growing tbr list! I decided to choose four numbers randomly, and then see what books on my tbr correspond to those numbers. The Night Ocean by Paul La Farge I have to admit, I don’t know much about Lovecraft, so that isn’t what drew me […]Read More TBR Spotlight: May 2017
It’s been awhile since I actually finished this book, but I’ve been bogged down by finals so I haven’t had time to write a proper review. However, finals are OVER and now I have all the free time I could want (for like two weeks…). ‘Round Midnight tells the story of four women whose diverse […]Read More Review: ‘Round Midnight by Laura McBride
A wrap-up of the books I read in April 2017.Read More April 2017 Wrap-Up: The Vegetarian, Exit West and More!
And by more, I mean one more. I only read four books during March, which was a little sad. I’ve been getting busier and busier with finals approaching, so I’ve had less time to post on here. I hope you all can forgive me! I can’t wait until classes are over at the end of […]Read More March Wrap Up: All Our Wrong Todays, The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly and more!
For the February Book of the Month, I selected Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, since I am very interested in Korean history. Pachinko is about a Korean family who move to Japan during the Colonial Period (1910-45), when Japan colonized Korea. We start out with Sunja, a young girl living in a small village in the […]Read More February BOTM Review: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Every once and while, I’d like to start posting random books from my tbr list to refresh my memory of what is actually there, and hopefully encourage me to pick some of them up soon! I Am China by Xialu Guo I Am China tells the story of a Chinese musician, Jian, and his girlfriend Mu, […]Read More TBR Spotlight: March 2017