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    What I Read in May 2024

    Hello, friends! May was a surprisingly prolific reading month for me. I’ve been needlepointing a lot (currently working on my first Christmas stocking!) which means lots of audiobooks. I might also be finally becoming a Kindle girly–the minutes left remaining in chapter have been really motivating! I also prioritized tackling my TBR backlog which feels really good. Anyways, here’s everything I read in May: THE ABSOLUTIST by John Boyne The Heart’s Invisible Furies is one of my favorite books, and I had been meaning to read more from John Boyne. Well, it only took me five years but here we are! While on the shorter end, The Absolutist is yet…

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    What I Read in April 2024

    Hi, friends! WHITE TEARS/BROWN SCARS: HOW WHITE FEMINISM BETRAYS WOMEN OF COLOR by Ruby Hamad In White Tears/Brown Scars, Ruby Hamad writes about the racism experienced by women of color, highlighting the intersectionality of race and sex. She intertwines her personal story, stories of other women, historical text, and references to popular culture in her storytelling. White it felt validating (and angering at times) to read as a woman of color, I hope many white women read text like this to understand the harm white feminism causes not only to other women but to women’ rights as a whole. LONESOME DOVE by Larry McMurtry Finishing Lonesome Dove felt like an…

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    What I Read in March 2024

    It’s officially spring now, and I’ve been so energized by the longer days! I’ve gotten into a good groove with the new job schedule (only took like five months haha), and I’m back to reading in the mornings (with my old work schedule, I was a morning workout person for the first time ever in my life!). FLAWLESS: LESSONS IN LOOKS AND CULTURE FROM THE K-BEAUTY CAPITAL by Elise Hu I had read a Bookstagram review of Flawless a while back but what got me into actually listening to the audiobook was a bonus podcast episode I came across which was from a live show with the author Elise Hu.…

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    What I Read in February 2024

    Hi, friends! Almost a whole week into March, and I’m finally sharing my February reads! It was obviously a short month, and my new work has really picked up the last couple of weeks ago so I haven’t been reading as much but I read some great books last month: THEY CALLED ME A LIONESS: A PALESTINIAN GIRL’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM by Ahed TamimiĀ & Dena Takruri I have been seeking out Palestinian voices the last few months as I’m sure many of you are as well. They Called Me A Lioness was on many recommended reading lists, so I had to wait a while for my Libby hold, understandably so!…

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    What I Read in January 2024

    Hello, friends! Hope your new year is off to a good start! That has been the case for me. The new job is picking up and I’m learning lots but the work-life balance has been much better so far. This year, rather than reading however many number of books, I’m focusing on reading books that have been on my list (particularly prioritizing books I physically own and some longer books) and reading more books in Korean. So far, I feel like I’m making a decent progress and fingers crossed, I keep up with this goal better than I did last year! Here’s everything I read in January: THE HEAVEN &…