The Upside of Unrequited- review

I’ve had crushes on twenty-six people, twenty-five of whom are not Lin-Manuel Miranda. Becky Albertalli has killed me again. Have you ever read something so relatable, so smart, so hopeful and so sweet that it just leaves a sweet pang in your chest? No you haven’t because you haven’t read The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, the award-winning author of Simon vs The Homosapien … Continue reading The Upside of Unrequited- review

The Night Circus: Realm of Magic, Mystery and… Slight Disappointments

We are such stuff/ As dreams are made on; and our little life/ Is rounded with a sleep. – Prospero, The Tempest, Act IV, Scene I   The Night Circus is the kind of book that I can pick up any time for some well-crafted magical escape, but also put down any time. What I loved about it is the darkly sweet and mesmerizing fantasy … Continue reading The Night Circus: Realm of Magic, Mystery and… Slight Disappointments

books, movies, shows n’ peeps

coucou! it’s been a while… a whole month to be exact. i’ve been busy hosting my exchange partner from france and we had a couple rad weeks together. meanwhile, if you know me, the crazier my life gets, the more stuff i expose myself to. i just can’t help it: books, movies, musicals, and this month i got Netflix, so i watched me some good … Continue reading books, movies, shows n’ peeps

Kids of Appetite + Wrap-up + TBR

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! This month I finished two books, Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick (read the review here) and Kids of Appetite by David Arnold. For February, I am going to continue reading Night Sky Without Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong and Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. I am also listening to History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera on Audible. It’s … Continue reading Kids of Appetite + Wrap-up + TBR

to a future beyond trump: books i want to write

Trump’s inauguration shook me, had me crying in fear, made me proud of all the people marching all around the world, and now it got me thinking- i thought about how to stand for who i am and what i believe in, when a caricature sits in the oval office and the world looks like a cartoon. and i landed on the solution that i always … Continue reading to a future beyond trump: books i want to write

Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick| review

“Just because you’re good at something doesn’t mean you have to do it.” title: Every Exquisite Thing author: Matthew Quick (author of The Silver Lining Playbook) genre: YA/ coming-of-age/ contemporary rating: 🌟🌟🌟❌❌     I was really disappointed by this book. It definitely does have a quirky plot line, but in general it was just- flat. It has a great premise: Nanette O’Hare, straight-A student … Continue reading Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick| review

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah | thoughts mid-read

Okay, okay, okay, so. I’m only on Chapter 7, but this book is so good that I just need to share it. “The doctors took her up to the delivery room, cut open her belly, and reached in and pulled out a half-white, half-black child who violated any number of laws, statutes and regulations. I was born a crime.” You might know Trevor Noah as … Continue reading Born a Crime by Trevor Noah | thoughts mid-read

We Are the Ants | book review

Maybe love doesn’t require falling after all. Maybe it only requires that you choose to be in it. title: We Are the Ants author: Shaun David Hutchinson genre: young adult/ contemporary/ a tiny bit of sci-fi/ LGBTQ+/ one of the best books on earth links: Amazon | Book Depository | Audible ma feelings in a nutshell: A CATASTROPHIC OPTIMIST. THIS BOOK IS BEAUTIFUL. THIS BOOK HAS ME … Continue reading We Are the Ants | book review

🌈Aristotle and Dante + 🌈Simon vs The Homosapien Agenda | Double Rainbow Book Review!

Today I am going to be reviewing two books- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and Simon vs the Homosapien Agenda. (well, wasn’t that a mouthful) I thought it would be fit to mush them into one post because they both have long titles (😶is that even a reason?), and they are both awesome LGBTQ YA books that I read in November. Also, … Continue reading 🌈Aristotle and Dante + 🌈Simon vs The Homosapien Agenda | Double Rainbow Book Review!