September 2020 Reading Wrap-up

Sign...so, college is happening. I'm only slightly overwhelmed. Just ignore that I had to write two seven-page papers in two weeks. Just ignored that I'm working like thirteen hour days to just keep up with classes, and I'm used to working ahead. This semester is madness, and it is mostly because of being entirely online. … Continue reading September 2020 Reading Wrap-up

Book Review: Daughter of the Reich by Louise Fein

This book came out just about a month ago, and I picked it up because I was interested in a historical novel from the perspective the Nazis during WWII. I love reading WWII novels in general, but usually it's from one of the allied perspectives (like American, British, or French). So I was happy to … Continue reading Book Review: Daughter of the Reich by Louise Fein

Book Review: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

This book was a random find at the Goodwill months ago and I was drawn to it simply for the fact that it was originally written in Chinese and is set during Mao's rule in China during the 1970's. While I did find it an interesting and quick book to read, I probably won't be … Continue reading Book Review: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

Book Review: All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White

I realized going over my Goodreads's list of books I read last year that I read very few books released in 2019. I only read nine total books published in 2019, and only seven of those I actually read in 2019. So my convoluted and probably confusing point is, I want to read more books … Continue reading Book Review: All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White

Book Review: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

This is perhaps one of the most anticipated books of 2019, and a few months ago I'm pretty sure most readers were talking about it. This is the first book of Bardugo's new series, and I believe her first adult book as well (though we'll get to my thoughts on that later). I usually don't … Continue reading Book Review: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

Book Review: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

This is the first book of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and a series I've been wanting to read for years. So many people have compared it to the Harry Potter series, which is one of my favorite book series of all time, and yet I never read it growing up. I suppose … Continue reading Book Review: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Book Review: Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo

I've been reading a ton of books by Asian authors this year, and have been enjoyed many of them. However, reading them has made me realize just how many places I have never read a book about. One of those places is Nigeria, which is why I was thrilled to stumble across this book at … Continue reading Book Review: Welcome to Lagos by Chibundu Onuzo

I Love Spring Book Tag

Finally the snow is melting and spring is on the way. That doesn't mean that Minnesota won't get another snowfall, but spring snowfalls tend to be wet, heavy, and melts quickly. Let's hope there will be no more snow! But I thought I'd take this time to do another book tag, this one themed around … Continue reading I Love Spring Book Tag

Reading Wrap-up: March, 2019

Despite being so busy this month, I read a total of 24 books and 2 short stories. This is probably because I'm reading every moment I have free. I find it so relaxing when I'm stressing about moving to just sit in the silence and read. Plus, it helps that ten of those books are … Continue reading Reading Wrap-up: March, 2019