By: Chanel Cleeton My Goodreads Review: 4.5/5 Stars “Our lives are not defined by one thing; we are more than the events that happen to us." My Summary: The Most Beautiful Girl in Cuba by Chanel Cleeton follows the lives of three women: Grace, Evangelina and Marina, during the Cuban War of Independence from Spain [...]
Pachinko – Book Review
By: Min Jin Lee My Goodreads Review: 5/5 Stars “We cannot help but be interested in the stories of people that history pushes aside so thoughtlessly.” My Summary: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee tells the story of a Korean family through four generations, focusing around one woman named Sunja. The story begins in a small [...]
Going Back To Historical Fiction!
I recently noticed that I wasn't enjoying my books as much as I used to, and I couldn't figure out why. I'm reading books that come highly recommended or reviewed, but they just aren't resonating with me. After some reflection, I think I have realized the problem: I have veered too far and for too [...]
Malibu Rising – Book Review
By: Taylor Jenkins Reid My Goodreads Review: 4/5 Stars “Our family histories are simply stories. They are myths we create about the people who came before us, in order to make sense of ourselves.” My Summary:Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid tells the story of the Riva family: Mick, June and their four children: Nina, [...]
Early Completion of my 2021 Reading Goals!
At the beginning of this year (2021), I was about six months into my blog and ready to spend more time reading and blogging. I decided to increase my yearly reading goal to 25 books. I am excited to say that I have already completed that goal! I have read some fantastic, memorable, and not-so-great [...]