Review: The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

5/5 ☕ | I thought it would be an action-packed story but was treated with a character-driven plot with found family dynamics, a lot of amusing banters and and a side story on finding one’s identity. What started as a wuxia-ish story morphed into a study on identity and a lesson on moving forward and making a new life despite past tragedies.

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Review: Beach Read by Emily Henry

5/5 ☕ | Beach Read has actually been such a personal read for me. Moments that were given solidity through words even if I wouldn’t even dare to think about them myself. Reading snippets that felt like I am reliving specific moments in my life.

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Review: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

A Little Life is a brilliant study of human emotions and how complex trauma can have lasting effects in one’s later life. I am a fan of books that elicit strong emotions from a reader, whether intentionally or not, and this book definitely delivered on that front.

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Review: The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo

This story is a mix of romance, adventure, murder mystery – with a hefty serving of family drama and lore on the side. It’s like an elaborate Asian soap opera peppered with paranormal elements and I loved every minute of it.

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READING DIARY: 10 Thoughts I Had While Reading Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar

These musings are way personal than I was expecting. This is how I usually write in my journal – things that are mostly disjointed it’s hard to fashion them into a decent and coherent review. I was honestly debating whether I should post this or not here but I figured, for the sake of documenting it, I can give it a shot.

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Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Seldom do I enjoy reading memoirs but there was something special in how Michelle was able to transform her journey into something relatable on so many levels. In a way, it’s a brilliant coming-of-age story that should be read by anyone, especially young women who are trying to find their place in this world.

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Double Review: Evil Eye + Cut and Run

I am currently discovering this whole new world of audio books and with the Audible membership that I started maintaining ever since end of last year, I’ve been finding awesome reads here and there. So here are quick reviews of two of the best audio books that I’ve had the pleasure of listening: ‘Evil Eye’ and ‘Cut and Run’.

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