Book Review: Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

Leave the World Behind is truly written wonderfully. Even though not much happened, the writing is compelling enough to keep you on the edge of your seat. The brilliance of this novel is in the writing and the way that it leaves so much to your imagination, but encourages you to imagine the worst. Chilling!

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Diverse Reads in July 2021: Reading Wrap Up

I had an incredible reading month. In July 2021 I read a total of 19 books! Check them out and see what I thought. Do you want to read any of these?? I know you do!

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Book Review: Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous by Suzanne Park

Sunny Song Will Never Be Famous was a wonderfully refreshing romantic comedy that had me laughing right from the start. It’s another perfect summer beachy read. I’m so excited to read more Suzanne Park, this is just what I needed!

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Book Review: Made in Korea by Sarah Suk

Made in Korea is a delightful YA romcom about Korean American teen entrepreneurs. It is a fluffy, quick, feel-good book that is a perfect easy read for summer. It was one of those books I just couldn’t put down until I was done, and I was smiling the whole time!

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Book Review: The Echo Wife by Sarah Gailey

The Echo Wife is a quick and creepy ride of a book. It balances current moral dilemmas with past trauma and protective ethics. This book uses a science fiction element to highlight real-life trauma and abuse to create one wonderful story.

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Book Review: Happy Endings by Thien-Kim Lam

Happy Endings is a fun, fluffy, and sexy second chance romance. It is the perfect beach read or summer read. It has supportive friends, it is sex-positive and empowering. It was the perfect easy read to breeze through, and I really enjoyed it!

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Book Review: Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

Last Night at the Telegraph Club is an incredible and well-researched novel. I am so impressed with how well integrated the historical accuracies were written into this story. It felt so real and I learned so much about the time period. Hooray for more historical fiction with Asian characters! We existed then and we exist now.

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Mid-Year Reading Wrap Up 2021 & Blog Updates

A deeper look into the entire history of Bookish Brews and the best reading year of my life already. A mid year reading check in!

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Book Review: Star Eater by Kerstin Hall

Star Eater is all at once gruesome, horrifying, fun, and glamorous. Kerstin Hall bounces between such different tones, moods, and topics in such a unique and impressive way. It had me in awe the whole time. It was a little too scary for me, but Hall guided me into the growing scare level very well!

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Magazine Review: khōréō Vol 1, Issue 2

This magazine will always impress me. I love the entire thing, it’s so beautiful and it makes me feel like finally there is a magazine written just for me. It is important and beautiful.

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