Book Review: Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory

As first posted on feministbookclub.com I think I would immediately have to quit my job if I accidentally hooked up with my boss. Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory is a wine-buzzed ride through Napa Valley. A you-never-know-when-you’re-going-to-fall-in-love story, Margot and Luke meet at a local bar in Napa Valley and they instantly click. After aContinue reading “Book Review: Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory”

Brown Enough: True Stories about Love, Violence, the Student Loan Crisis, Hollywood, Race, Familia, and Making It in America

Brown Enough: True Stories About Love, Violence, the Student Loan Crisis, Hollywood, Race, Familia, and Making It in America by Christopher Rivas My rating: 5 of 5 stars Brown Enough: True Stories about Love, Violence, the Student Loan Crisis, Hollywood, Race, Familia, and Making It in America by Christopher Rivas is a very honest andContinue reading “Brown Enough: True Stories about Love, Violence, the Student Loan Crisis, Hollywood, Race, Familia, and Making It in America”

Dandelion by Jamie Chai Yun Liew

Dandelion by Jamie Chai Yun Liew My rating: 3 of 5 stars Dandelion is a story about roots and where you come from. No matter where you go, you can never fully separate yourself from your motherland. Dandelion is not your typical immigration story. Lily’s mother left her family when she was just 11. FromContinue reading “Dandelion by Jamie Chai Yun Liew”

Should Books Have Content Warnings?

As first posted on feministbookclub.com I recently read my first book with a content warning featured at the beginning. We Weren’t Looking to be Found by Stephanie Kuehn most definitely needed one; it was filled with some gnarly depictions. Another book I have been reading (forever) that has content warnings is Postcolonial Astrology by Alice Sparkly Kat. This bookContinue reading “Should Books Have Content Warnings?”

The Book Station: WITCHFUL THINKING by Celestine Martin

INTRODUCTION The Book Station is your one-stop for everything bookish, focused mainly on BIPOC authors and their stories. It’s October, my favorite time of the year, and the best way to start is to read a delightful witchy romance. And 𝗪𝗜𝗧𝗖𝗛𝗙𝗨𝗟 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗡𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚 was the one.  SUMMARY Love is the trickiest spell of all. Lucinda CarawayContinue reading “The Book Station: WITCHFUL THINKING by Celestine Martin”

Symptoms of a Heart Break

Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra My rating: 3 of 5 stars Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra is a cute teen medical drama reminiscent of Gray’s Anatomy and the like. We follow the life of Indian-American teen doctor, Saira, as she navigates her legitimacy as Girl Genius and one of the youngestContinue reading “Symptoms of a Heart Break”

Can a White Author Tell My Story?

As first posted on feministbookclub.com To write is an expression of freedom. When you write, especially when you write fiction, you can do anything and be anyone. But, I have a question: Should writers only write about their own direct experiences? Retelling your culture back to you Lately, I have been grappling with my feelingsContinue reading “Can a White Author Tell My Story?”

Book Review: Read Dangerously

As first posted on feministbookclub.com Books and stories are so important to me. I believe they really do have the power to change the world because they have the power to change us as readers. So when I came across the book Read Dangerously: The Subversive Power of Literature in Troubled Times by Azar Nafisi, I wasContinue reading “Book Review: Read Dangerously”

Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean: Book Review

Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean My rating: 4 of 5 stars This sequel to Tokyo Ever After was what my spirit needed. I was ecstatic when I discovered the series as a retelling of The Princess Diaries, as I was freaking obsessed with that series growing up. Tokyo Dreaming was super cute, and I personallyContinue reading “Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean: Book Review”

Love Radio: Book Review

It’s something about Black people and 90s pop culture that just feels so right. 90s pop culture set the stage right up front in this nostalgic YA romance. We love the 90s movie and music references! Love Radio by Ebony LaDelle really delivered. Dani and Prince have a lot on their young shoulders, and neitherContinue reading “Love Radio: Book Review”