Okay so I’ve been a little less active on here, but anyway, I just thought I’d share some of my recent favorites with you all. Let me know if you’ve read any or if you want to read any of them so we can discuss! The current number of how many people I have to talk to about books is “not enough” so there’s that. I’m going to try and read an immersive fantasy book this weekend and post an actual review. Anyway, here’s some of my recent favorites (that I mostly didn’t post reviews to).
- Pachinko by Minjin Lee
I’m still in the middle of this one, but the characters are charming and lovable. I’m so emotionally attached to these characters even right after I met them. Many of the characters sweep in and out before you spend any real time with them. Like Les Miserables. Either way, this isn’t one you want to miss, especially with the TV adaption coming!
- Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
The voice of this book was so real. It’s like a letter of comfort to everyone who’s felt lonely and misunderstood—which at one point, was all of us. Adib has a distinct voice that really spoke to me. I remember being really moved by so much of the story and Darius.
- The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Stella and Michael made such a compelling, adorable couple. I loved them so much more of Hoang’s sexy, enchanting writing, please!
- The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
Graphic novels are one of my favorite things to read. They’re so fun and this one was no exception. About a boy who likes to wear fancy dresses and
- Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku by Fujita
Otaku is a term for a “nerd” it’s a little vague and hard to explain. But it’s basically a combination of socially awkward qualities and people who love reading manga, watching anime, and playing video games. It has a different connotation in Japan than here, but it’s a super heartwarming story of childhood-friends who meet again when they’re older.