Pachinko, The Poppy War, & The Gilded Wolves 🌿 {mini-review}

At the beginning of the year, I made a resolutions post for 2019. In it, I wrote that I would post a review for all the novels I read in 2019. And so I’m keeping my process! Today I bring you mini-reviews for these three Asian #ownvoices books. I loved two of them a lot, but was massively underwhelmed by another… But I’m still so glad I read them all!


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Exploring the book: beautiful covers {chatty corner}

Hello, friends! I am so excited to bring you today’s post, you have no idea!!! I’ve always wanted to break down into detail what I love about books — and now is the time. With every post, I will be sharing with you why I love certain aspects of a book and showing you examples of books I love. I’d be so happy if you joined me on this journey through books!

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Today’s topic is one I know all book lovers have very strong opinions about — BOOK COVERS! What makes a book cover great for me? And what are the most beautiful book covers I’ve ever seen? What about those ~fancy~ details that some covers have???

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I like big books and I cannot lie ☕️ // an ode to thick novels {chatty corner}

Hi, gang! Today I’m back with another discussion post (aka another chatty corner!) and I want to tell you about something I love: big, long books. Lately, I feel like I’ve been gravitating more towards these kinds of books. I also think I end up being a lot more satisfied reading them rather than shorter novels? So I wanted to give you a list of reasons why big books are a gift we really don’t deserve.

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Down the TBR Hole #5 // saying goodbye to books I don’t even remember adding?

University, work, and the January blues have caught me hard, even though it’s already February. So today I really wanted to write a blog post that I love and makes me feel oddly relaxed. And so I decided to put together another “down the TBR” post! Today, I am saying goodbye to a lot of books I don’t even remember adding to Goodreads in the first place. Hop on with me on this unhauling ride!

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The Night Diary: review! // the warmest novel I’ve read in a long time 🍛


I was drawn into this book by both the stunning cover and how amazing the main character sounded. And even though this was a read very much out of my comfort zone, I’m so happy I picked up The Night Diary. It blew my mind and I’m sure it will be one of my favorite books of the year!

The Night DiarieTitle: The Night Diary
Author: Veera Hiranandani
Genre: middle grade, historical fiction
Published on March 6th, 2018 by Kokila (Penguin)
Page count: 272 pages
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Nisha is a twelve-year-old girl living in soon-to-be Pakistan who doesn’t know where she belongs anymore. Her mother was Muslim, her father is Hindu, and it is the summer of 1947: the year when India frees itself from the British and is split in two. When Papa decides that staying in Pakistan is too dangerous, Nisha and her family are forced to secretly cross the border into the “new” India and find a new home. The Night Diary follows this family’s journey for their lives, as refugees on trains and on foot.

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