eARC Book Review: American Betiya by Anuradha D. Rajurkar

Rating: ★★★★ Format: Ebook Page Count: 368 Release Date: 3.09.2021 goodreads preorder Disclaimer: I received a free eARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. American Betiya was one of my most anticipated reads of 2021, and it definitely did [...]

Book Review: Ritu Weds Chandni by Ameya Narvankar

Rating: ★★★★★ Format: Physical book Page Count: 35 Release Date: 5.19.2020 Overview Ritu Weds Chandni was one of the most beautiful children's books I've ever read. It was a heartbreaking yet inspiring story about a young person--not yet exposed to the hatred and bigotry of the world--defending her cousin's happiness and "non-traditional" marriage to her [...]

YA Science Fiction & Fantasy Books by South Asian Authors To Look Forward to in 2021

South Asians are one of the most underrepresented communities in literature–especially in YA– so this is the third and final part in my series of guides for you to learn about the YA books by and about South Asians coming out in 2021. The main goal of this series is to not only highlight these [...]

YA Contemporaries by South Asian Authors To Look Forward to in 2021

South Asians are one of the most underrepresented communities in literature--especially in YA-- so this is the second part in my series of guides for you to learn about the YA books by and about South Asians coming out in 2021. The main goal of this series is to not only highlight these books, but [...]

eARC Review: Admission by Julie Buxbaum

Rating: ★★★★ Format: Ebook Page Count: 304 Release Date: 12.1.2020 goodreads preorder Disclaimer: I received a free eARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Synopsis From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes an [...]

Book Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games, Book #0)

Rating: ★★★ Format: Physical book Page Count: 517 Release Date: 5.19.2020 Overview (Spoiler Free!) So, I wasn't sure if I wanted to even get into this book, but I let you all decide if I was going to and since 90% of you wanted me to...here we are! I initially wasn't sure if I wanted [...]

Gold House Book Club Launch 10/1/2020: Anchoring & Exploring Asian American Identity with Leading Writers and Scholars

Today, I am so excited to announce the launch of The Gold House Book Club, the first book club made with the intent of promoting the diversity and inclusion of Asian American literature in order to help Asian Americans better understand their identity and culture in today’s political and social climate. Its fantastic lineup has been carefully selected by top Asian American scholars and writers (including Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen and The Joy Luck Club author Amy Tan), and includes selections for not only adults and young adults, but also beginners, early readers, and middle grade readers.