The Girl With the Louding Voice: A Book Review

I had heard that The Girl With the Louding Voice by Abi Daré was an emotional yet powerful read, so I was a bit weary to go into it in case it destroyed me. After I found a used copy for a reasonable price by chance last autumn, I finally decided to pick it up this month, and I’m so glad I did.

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People From My Neighborhood: A Book Review

On November 30, 2021, Soft Skull releases People From My Neighborhood, a collection stories by award-winning Japanese author Hiromi Kawakami and translated by Ted Goossen.

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To Be Taught, If Fortunate: A Book Review

This past weekend, I traveled to outer space. I didn’t visit NASA, I didn’t pay a large sum, and I didn’t undergo any specialized training–and in fact, a part of me still lingers in space, floating in a detached wonderment, content and untethered. To accomplish this intergalactic voyage, I immersed myself in the cosmic tale of To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers.

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A Touch of Jen: A Book Analysis

“What the f#*&?” was the phrase I uttered when I finished reading A Touch of Jen by Beth Morgan.

Theoretically, I understood what had happened, but I wasn’t sure I really understood what I had just spent the past few days reading. Scouring YouTube and Google for explanations of the book, I came away unsatisfied, with only an author interview between Kristen Arnett and Beth Morgan to help navigate the contents of this book.

And because I can’t stop thinking about it, I decided to break it down myself.

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Variations on the Body: A Book Review

Variations on the Body, written by María Ospina and translated by Heather Cleary, is a collection of short stories which primarily take place in Colombia and center on the female body. On July 6, 2021, Variations on the Body releases in the U.S. via Coffee House Press. This past month, I was sent an advanced review copy of this in exchange for an honest review.

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Malibu Rising Review: My Reading Experience

Malibu Rising, Taylor Jenkins Reid’s latest book, was recently released on May 25, 2021. Last week, I was able to borrow a copy from my local library and decided to review this book in a different format than usual– a reading log.

Thus, here I have documented my impressions of this book before reading, my thoughts and hopes halfway through the book, and my final opinions after finishing the book. And while this serves as a review of the book, this blog post contains no spoilers!

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