BOOKS

  • BOOKS,  LIFESTYLE

    What I Read in September 2022

    Happy Fall, friends! For some reason, I always think of fall as the season of reading. I’ve been spending more time reading at home which has been nice. Here’s what I read in September: FIONA AND JANE by Jean Chen Ho – 4 stars Fiona and Jane have been best friends since second grade and while they change and drift apart through college years and adulthood, they remain present in each other’s lives and minds. Fiona and Jane is told in alternating POVs from Fiona and Jane. Some of the stories are about their friendship; some are about respective families/lives at the time. The narrative jumps a few years here…

  • BOOKS,  LIFESTYLE

    What I Read in August 2022

    Happy September, friends! I said this in last month’s book review post too but I have been reading more recently because that seems to be what I need from myself these days. I read 12 books in August which I think is a record for me, probably since I was in elementary school haha. I’ve been listening to audiobooks nonstop which is helping me read a lot more! I’ve noted all the books I listened to on audio in my reviews: THE BEST WE COULD DO by Thi Bui – 4 stars The Best We Could Do begins with the author giving birth, an event which prompts her to reflect…

  • BOOKS,  LIFESTYLE

    What I Read in July 2022 (+ Life & Reading Updates)

    Hi, friends! I shared a little bit on Instagram last month but I’m struggling a little bit which is the reason behind the lack of content recently from me across the board. While I’ve retreated from social media, I’ve been reading a little bit more both because it’s a safe and comfortable space for me and because I’ve been on an audiobook kick! I do my best to not think about the number of books I’m reading each month (if I do, I find myself rushing through books to finish it as quickly and move onto the next one) and I was shocked to realize I read nine books this…

  • BOOKS,  LIFESTYLE,  RALEIGH DURHAM LIVING,  SHOP LOCAL

    Letters Bookshop Sidecar Book Subscription Review

    While I love my local public library, the combination of a local bookstore + monthly book subscription + surprise book picks won me over and I recently signed up for Sidecar Book Subscription by Letters Bookshop. Now after three months of having the subscription, I’m sitting down to write this review post! Spoiler alert–I love it and renewed my subscription already. If you’re not local to the Triangle or not yet familiar, Letters Bookshop is an independent bookstore located in downtown Durham that sells both new and used books. Since their relocation to Main Street, they have launched a monthly book subscription called Sidecar. HOW SIDECAR BOOK SUBSCRIPTION WORKS With…

  • BOOKS,  LIFESTYLE

    What I Read in June 2022

    Welp, it’s officially July (or so I wrote at the end of June though it has taken me a three-day holiday weekend to actually write and publish this post)! Here are what I read in June: WIN ME SOMETHING by Kyle Lucia Wu – 3.75 stars Willa is half Chinese but spent more of her childhood growing up with her white mother. Because both her dad and mom remarried and had children of their own, she feels like she doesn’t belong to either family and anywhere really. She lands a live-in nanny position for the Adriens family and their daughter Bijou. While living with them, she continues to feel out…