Book Review: You Are Your Best Thing

As first posted on feministbookclub.com You Are Your Best Thing: Vulnerability, Shame Resilience, and the Black Experience edited by Tarana Burke and Brené Brown was absolutely astounding. From the moment I saw this duo editing a book together, I knew it was going to be a banger. The combination of Burke’s experience organizing around the #MeTooContinue reading “Book Review: You Are Your Best Thing”

Books for Juneteenth

Happy Juneteenth! For those of you who don’t know about Juneteenth, you can read more here, but essentially Juneteenth is when the last of the enslaved people in the U.S. found out that slavery had been abolished. To me, freedom means the end of systemic racism and oppression against all people, but until then, weContinue reading “Books for Juneteenth”

Books for Pride 2022 🌈

It’s Pride y’all! And please don’t think this a BS corporate attempt at solidarity for the month of June to appear “woke”. We’re rainbow here 365 (and 366 during leap years)! Anyway, here are some of my favorite books written about LGBTQ+ people. You can find my full rainbow list in our Bookshop store https://bookshop.org/widgets.jsContinue reading “Books for Pride 2022 🌈”

Anticipated Reads for June 2022

Let’s pretend that I posted this at the beginning of the month 😅 🎵Summer Summer Summertime🎵 June has some fire books coming out just in time for vacation (even though we both know you will overpack the amount of books you actually can get through during your stay). Here are some enticing books I amContinue reading “Anticipated Reads for June 2022”

Must Love Books: Book Review

Must Love Books by Shauna Robinson My rating: 3 of 5 stars This book is perfect for the quarter life crisis. Nora thinks publishing is her dream job is working in publishing, but she feels stagnant and unfulfilled. When she meets Andrew Santos, She starts questioning her happiness level and if publishing is really whereContinue reading “Must Love Books: Book Review”

Book Review: Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

As first posted on feministbookclub.com I’m not sure what I expected with Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning. Maybe something that was going to be a general reflection on what it means to be Asian in America. Something cool to read for AAPI Heritage Month. What I got was so much more than that. Cathy Park HongContinue reading “Book Review: Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning”

Books for AAPI Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Month! Here are some of books from authors of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and origin. You can check out my full list of AAPI books on my Bookshop page! Time Is a Mother by Ocean Vuong I first fell in love with Ocean Vuong through the bookContinue reading “Books for AAPI Heritage Month”

When the Reckoning Comes: A Book Review

As first posted on feministbookclub.com When the Reckoning Comes  by Latanya McQueen is not just another book about enslaved people. With the spirit of Get Out and the air of the cringey, contemporary, not-so-subtle racism, this book uses the power of memories and generational trauma to tell us a truly scary story. When the Reckoning Comes is about Mira, aContinue reading “When the Reckoning Comes: A Book Review”

Anticipated Reads for May 2022

“It’s gonna be MAY!” Happy May! May is Mental Health Awareness month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Month! Keep an eye out for a list of books I recommend 😜 In the meantime, here are so many good books coming out this month 🌼 SOCIAL JUSTICE BOOKS I’ve Got Your Back: The Indispensable GuideContinue reading “Anticipated Reads for May 2022”

Book Review: Home is Not a Country

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Home is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo is a captivating tale of a girl, Nima, torn between two worlds: the life she has and the life she wishes she could have. The more she wishes herself to become Yasmeen, the name her mother almost gave her, the more Yasmeen becomesContinue reading “Book Review: Home is Not a Country”