Review: Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami

4/5 ☕ | When you’re used to reading fast-paced books with big characters and bigger endings, reading a quiet book like this would feel like a shock to the system. For me, reading Strange Weather in Tokyo has been a welcome change – a sudden stop: to breathe and slow down.

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Review: What To Do When I’m Gone by Suzy Hopkins and Hallie Bateman

4/5 ☕ | It has taken me years to read this book without choking up. And though I still feel that unmistakable emotion bubbling up, it’s now faint enough for me to actually finish this book without feeling bad about life. If there’s anything I regret, it’s that I should’ve let myself read this sooner.

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Review: Please Pick Me by Reina Regina

4/5 ☕ | Reading Please Pick Me felt like peeking into something so intimate. With sections titled: flowers, thorns, roots, and seeds – this whole book is a metaphor for, fittingly, growth and all these less-than-picture-perfect facets of life that fundamentally still make up who we are.

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