Book List: 12 Most Anticipated May Releases

There are a lot of really good novels being released this month and most of my most anticipated ones are AAPI authors and I’m really excited to get my hands on them! I always get excited about new releases, even when most often than not, I don’t get to read them immediately. I’m a weird person, I know. 🤪 But I’ve been enjoying making these lists recently, so here are my 12 most anticipated May releases:
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Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #19

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BOOKS READ:

  • Frankly in Love by David Yoon
  • Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) by Cassandra Clare
  • Monsoon Mansion by Cinelle Barnes
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BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • Chain of Iron (The Last Hours, #2) by Cassandra Clare
  • Convenient Store Woman by Sayaka Murata
  • The Ravens (Ravens, #1) by Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige
  • The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec

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Book List: 7 Anticipated Dark Academia Books

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Dark academia is a sub-genre that have rapidly grown in the past couple of years. Looking at my Goodreads shelf, I realized that I haven’t read a lot of books under this genre which is such a surprise for me because I really enjoy reading books in school settings! That being said, I plan to remedy that by listing some of my most anticipated dark academia books coming out this year.

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Book Review: Frankly in Love by David Yoon

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Title: Frankly in Love

Author: David Yoon

Format: Trade Paperback

Publication Date: September 10, 2019

Number of Pages: 406

Publisher: Putnam

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:

Two friends. One fake dating scheme. What could possibly go wrong?

Frank Li has two names. There’s Frank Li, his American name. Then there’s Sung-Min Li, his Korean name. No one uses his Korean name, not even his parents. Frank barely speaks any Korean. He was born and raised in Southern California.

Even so, his parents still expect him to end up with a nice Korean girl–which is a problem, since Frank is finally dating the girl of his dreams: Brit Means. Brit, who is funny and nerdy just like him. Brit, who makes him laugh like no one else. Brit . . . who is white.

As Frank falls in love for the very first time, he’s forced to confront the fact that while his parents sacrificed everything to raise him in the land of opportunity, their traditional expectations don’t leave a lot of room for him to be a regular American teen. Desperate to be with Brit without his parents finding out, Frank turns to family friend Joy Song, who is in a similar bind. Together, they come up with a plan to help each other and keep their parents off their backs. Frank thinks he’s found the solution to all his problems, but when life throws him a curveball, he’s left wondering whether he ever really knew anything about love—or himself—at all.

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #18

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BOOKS READ:

  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

BOOKS RECEIVED:

  • Becoming by Michelle Obama
  • The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami

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