My Favorite Books from 2022

    Happy new year, friends! I somehow read a total of 100 books in 2022, which is truly a record for me. I don’t think I’ve read more than 50 books since I was in elementary school (when I used to read a book a day #nerd). Today, I’m sharing my top 10 favorite books of the 100 books I read last year. Here we go! TOP 10 FAVORITE BOOKS (in the order I read them) BEASTS OF A LITTLE LAND by Juhea Kim Spanning over several decades during the 20th century Korea, Beats of A Little Land chronicles the lives of Jade and JungHo. Born into a poor family, Jade…


    My Favorite Books by Asian Authors

    Hi, friend! In honor of AAPI month, I am sharing some of my favorite books by Asian authors. Every book on this list was a five-star read for me! Of course, this is not an exhaustive list—there are many books by Asian authors I have yet to read and want to read. If you have a favorite book by an Asian author you don’t see on this list, please share with me! I would love to add it to my TBR list. 🥰 DEAR AMERICA: NOTES OF AN UNDOCUMENTED CITIZEN by Jose Antonio Vargas While I vaguely knew Jose Antonio Vargas as an undocumented journalist who “came out” online, I…

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    Favorite Books by Black Authors

    Hi, friends! It is always my goal to read diverse books, which means reading books authored by people with various lived experiences. For Black History Month, I wanted to share some of my favorite books by Black authors. If you are looking for new recommendations, I hope this blog hope is helpful for you. For the sake of readability, I am not including every book I’ve read by a Black author in this post (because there are a lot of great Black authors and a lot of great books written by Black authors) so check out my Bookshop for an even longer list (some I loved but didn’t include in…