2022 reading challenges | starting the year with chaotic energy

Instead of starting the new year with calmness and serenity, I've decided that the chaotic energy within me needs to be released in the form of joining five year-long reading challenges. Why will I do this to myself? I have no reasons other than testing my limits and reading as many books as I can.… Continue reading 2022 reading challenges | starting the year with chaotic energy

the scum villain’s self-saving system volume 1 – moxiang tongxiu

The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System Volume 1 by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu Series: The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System #1Published December 14th 2021 by Seven Seas EntertainmentAge Range: AdultGenre: FantasyRepresentation: M/M romance, Chinese cast ing: ★★★★ Synopsis: Half-demon Luo Binghe rose from humble beginnings and a tortured past to become unrivaled in strength and beauty. With… Continue reading the scum villain’s self-saving system volume 1 – moxiang tongxiu

author check-in: roshani chokshi

Hello everyone! Welcome to a new type of post on my blog. I've been thinking about this for a while but never did anything about it until now. Since it's Asian Heritage Month, I thought I should just go for it. For Author Check-Ins, I'll be picking a specific author and highlighting all the books… Continue reading author check-in: roshani chokshi

dial a for aunties, four aunties and a wedding – jesse q. sutanto | duology review

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto Series: Aunties #1Published April 27th 2021 by BerkleyAge Range: AdultGenre: Contemporary, Mystery, RomanceRepresentation: Indonesian-Chinese cast Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: A hilariously quirky novel that is equal parts murder mystery, rom-com, and a celebration of mothers and daughters as well as a deep dive into Chinese-Indonesian culture, by debut… Continue reading dial a for aunties, four aunties and a wedding – jesse q. sutanto | duology review

march & april wrap up: extending my goal to 180

Hello friends, we're back with another bi-monthly wrap up. For the months of March and April, I did pretty well in terms of reading and blogging. For some reason I found more time to read in these two months despite everything else. In March, the three Moxiang Tongxiu books probably prompted my eagerness in reading.… Continue reading march & april wrap up: extending my goal to 180

the silvered serpents – roshani chokshi | review

The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi Series: The Gilded Wolves #2Published September 22nd 2020 by Wednesday BooksAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, RomanceRepresentations: Rep: south african (algerian) MC, bi/pansexual filipino-spanish MC, autistic polish-jewish MC, indian MC, queer black Haitian MC Rating: ★★★★ Synopsis: They are each other's fiercest love, greatest danger, and only hope. Séverin… Continue reading the silvered serpents – roshani chokshi | review

12 Asian-authored books featuring siblings

Sibling relationships can be easy on most days, tough on others. Some siblings might be estranged, others incredibly close. Dynamics between sibling change; sometimes you want to hug them, or irritate them, or leave them alone. For many, being blood-related doesn't matter, as long as the person is a sibling of your heart. Today, I'm… Continue reading 12 Asian-authored books featuring siblings

heaven official’s blessing volume 1 – moxiang tongxiu

Heaven Official's Blessing Volume 1 by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu Series: Heaven Official's Blessing #1Published December 14th 2021 by Seven Seas EntertainmentAge Range: AdultGenre: FantasyRepresentation: M/M romance, Chinese cast Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Born the crown prince of a prosperous kingdom, Xie Lian was renowned for his beauty, strength, and purity. His years of dedication and… Continue reading heaven official’s blessing volume 1 – moxiang tongxiu

2022 check-in: 27 asian releases i read from january to april.

For Asian Heritage Month, I decided to do a quick check-in for all the books I've read within 2022 from January till now. Although my Asian readathon TBR only has five books, the unofficial list is basically all the new releases of 2022 and the forever backlisted novels in my never-ending TBR. By the end… Continue reading 2022 check-in: 27 asian releases i read from january to april.

daughter of the moon goddess – sue lynn tan | review

Daughter of the Moon Goddess by Sue Lynn Tan Series: The Celestial Kingdom #1Published January 11th 2022 by Harper VoyagerAge Range: Young AdultGenre: Fantasy, Romance, RetellingRepresentation: Chinese Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: Growing up on the moon, Xingyin is accustomed to solitude, unaware that she is being hidden from the feared Celestial Emperor who exiled her mother… Continue reading daughter of the moon goddess – sue lynn tan | review

13 may 2022 releases: asians be thriving

Hello friends! I'm back with the monthly shoutout for new 2022 releases. For the month of Asian/Pacific American Heritage, there are quite a few Asian authors releasing their books in May. Xiran Jay Zhao's a talented writer and I'm obsessed with Iron Widow, so it's unsurprising that Zachary Ying is in this list. I need… Continue reading 13 may 2022 releases: asians be thriving