Book Review: Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

Title: Our Missing HeartsAuthor: Celeste NgPublisher VikingPublication Date: October 4, 2022ISBN: 9780735245341 Synopsis:Twelve-year-old Bird Gardner lives a quiet existence with his loving but broken father, a former linguist who now shelves books in a university library. Bird knows to not ask too many questions, stand out too much, or stray too far. For a decade,Continue reading “Book Review: Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng”

Book Review: XOXO by Axie Oh

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: XOXOAuthor: Axie OhPublisher: Harper TeenPublication Date: July 13, 2021ISBN: 9780063025011 Synopsis from Goodreads:Cello prodigy Jenny has one goal: to get into a prestigious music conservatory. When she meets mysterious, handsome Jaewoo in her uncle’s Los Angeles karaoke bar, it’s clear he’s theContinue reading “Book Review: XOXO by Axie Oh”

Book Review: Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Tokyo Ever AfterAuthor: Emiko JeanPublisher: Flatiron BooksPublication Date: May 18, 2021ISBN: 9781250766601 Synopsis from Goodreads:Izumi Tanaka has never really felt like she fit in—it isn’t easy being Japanese American in her small, mostly white, northern California town. Raised by a single mother,Continue reading “Book Review: Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean”

Book Review: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead

Title: The Nickel BoysAuthor: Colson WhiteheadPublisher: DoubleDay CanadaPublication Date: July 16, 2019ISBN: 9780385693967 Synopsis from Goodreads:Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South in the early 1960s, one innocentContinue reading “Book Review: The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead”

Book Review: Vox by Christina Dalcher

Title: Vox Author: Christina Dalcher Publisher: Berkley Publication Date: August 21, 2018 ISBN: 9780440000785 Synopsis from Goodreads: Set in an America where half the population has been silenced, VOX is the harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter. On the day the government decrees that women are no longer allowedContinue reading “Book Review: Vox by Christina Dalcher”

Book Review: What We Were Promised by Lucy Tan

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: What We Were Promised Author: Lucy Tan Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Publication Date: July 10, 2018 ISBN: 9780316437189 Synopsis from Goodreads: After years of chasing the American dream, the Zhen family has moved back to China. Settling into a luxurious servicedContinue reading “Book Review: What We Were Promised by Lucy Tan”

Review: Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom

*I received this book from Simon & Schuster Canada in exchange for an honest review.* Title: Glory Over Everything Author: Kathleen Grissom Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: April 5, 2016 ISBN: 9781476748443 Synopsis from Goodreads: This new, stand-alone novel opens in 1830, and Jamie, who fled from the Virginian plantation he once called home,Continue reading “Review: Glory Over Everything by Kathleen Grissom”

Review: The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.* Title: The Flood Girls Author: Richard Fiflield Publisher: Gallery Books Publication Date: February 2, 2016 ISBN: 9781476797380 Synopsis from Goodreads: Welcome to Quinn, Montana, population: 956. A town where nearly all of the volunteer firemen are named Jim, where The Dirty Shame—theContinue reading “Review: The Flood Girls by Richard Fifield”

Reading Colm Toibin’s “Brooklyn”

What a wonderfully tempting and engaging read this novel was. Colm Toibin’s style in this 2009 novel about a young Irish woman who is sent away from her family in Ireland to Brooklyn, is captivating and simple in a clean and beautiful way. Once introduced to the protagonist, Eilis, I was hooked. Eilis is aContinue reading “Reading Colm Toibin’s “Brooklyn””