The Night Tiger

The Night Tiger

Rating: 3.75/5 | The Night Tiger was my January 2019 BOTM pick. It was an intriguing, magical look at colonial Malaya (now Malaysia) with a little bit of something for everyone. An innocent little hero? A mind-itching mystery? Themes of destiny, fate family, and love? You got it. (Click the post to read more.)

Rice Girls

Rice Girls

Rating: 3.5/5 | Thank you to the author, Emily Kim, for providing me with a copy of this book so that I could review it! Rice Girls was a really unique (for me) and engaging story, once I fell into the rhythm of the writing style. (Click the post to read more.)

The Great Passage

The Great Passage

Rating: 4.5/5 | This book was beautiful. As someone who loves language and all that comes with it (reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary...), a story featuring characters who also love language was both welcome and lovely. I read it in one day, and even though it is a translation from Japanese, every word seems to be selected with great care...as you'd expect. (Click the post to read more.)

Pachinko

Pachinko

Rating: 4/5 | I am somewhat torn on this book. I actually had two different friends (who don't know each other at all) tell me that they purposefully slowed down as they approached the end because they didn't want to finish it yet. I did enjoy and appreciate Pachinko, but I didn't quite get to that point. (Click the post to read more.)