I really enjoyed working on this annual series last year, so I have decided to do it again for 2018. Today, I will be sharing with you my favorite 18 books that I have read this year. If you want to check my review for any specific title, then feel free to click on its…… Continue reading Top 18 in 2018: Awesome Books I Read in 2018
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this banner?? CW is so talented!!! I saw a lot of my blogger friends signing up for YARC, so I did a bit of research and decided to accept the challenge! Let us celebrate Asian Authors and Asian Literature. #YARC2019 is a reading challenge…… Continue reading Let us read more Asian Books! #YARC 2019 Signup + TBR
Blurb: The laws are different in the Kushite ruled Kingdom of Nabara. The penalty for involvement in the slave trade is death, and if the King fails to provide justice and order under ma’at, the High Priests can order him to commit suicide. When a Roman slave ship wrecks off the coast of Nabara, peace…… Continue reading Excerpt- Of Captivity & Kings: A chapter that integrates the concept of ” A story within a story” with “African culture and history.”
A millionaire, a widow and a monk. A plane crash. In this poignant and unforgettable debut novel three destinies are linked for eternity in a tale narrated by Time. Meet Radha. She was left in a dumpster on the side streets of Mumbai to die as she was born; premature and undernourished. Meet Mira. At…… Continue reading Mini Review- Part Star Part Dust: A story that will leave your heart and soul stuck in a Tug of War!
Basic Keywords and Intro: Own Voices: Muslim debut Novel YA Contemporary First Person Point of View + 3rd person interludes A Coming of Age Novel Maya, an Indian-American Muslim teen, faces Islamophobia after a horrific terror attack occurs. Maya is also torn apart between being a good girl & doing everything her parents expect of…… Continue reading Book Review- Love, Hate & Other Filters: Fluffy moments, bigotry, and life.
Hello everyone! So Top 17 in 2017 is going to be a very short series, where I share different kinds of Top 17. A few days ago, I published my very 1st Top 17 in 2017. I talked about my favorite reads of 2017. If you are interested, you can check it out HERE!…… Continue reading Top 17 in 2017: Underrated Bloggers
Title: Girl on the Verge Author: Pintip Dunn Publisher: Kensington Publication Date: June 27th, 2017 Genre: YA, Contemporary, Thriller Format: Ebook My Rating: 4/5 stars Plot: How far would you go to belong? In her small Kansas town, at her predominantly white school, Kanchana doesn’t look like anyone else. But at home, her Thai grandmother chides her for being too westernized.…… Continue reading Book Review: Girl on the Verge by Pintip Dunn
My Top 5 Reasons for Writing an #Ownvoices Novel #Ownvoices has become a hot hashtag this past year. It applies to any novel with diverse or marginalized characters written by authors from that same marginalized group. It was created to help identify authentic diverse books within a publishing world where #ownvoices stories were often overlooked.…… Continue reading Top5…#4: Shaila Patel’s Top5 reasons for writing #OwnVoices
Why I Write Ask me why I write on any other day and the answer would be different. Probably it would simply be that I can’t not write. Lately though, I’ve been thinking about how I got this way. How did I come to value the written word this much? If you read God Smites…… Continue reading WHY I Write??? #2 Ft Ishara Deen
Since the very thoughtful and kind, Ayah Assem, asked me to write a piece for her “Why I Write” blog series, I have been wracking my brain about this seemingly innocent clause. That brain power led me a few places, most of them being my kitchen for snacks, but some have also included my reasoning…… Continue reading WHY I Write??? #1 Ft Imani Josey