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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