Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #20

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BOOKS READ:

  • Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • The Wolf of Oren-Yaro (Chronicles of the Bitch Queen, #1) by K.S. Villoso
  • Bunny by Mona Awad
  • Rage of Dragons (The Burning, #1) by Evan Winter
  • The Shadow of the Gods (The Bloodsworn Saga, #1) by John Gwynne 

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Book Tag: ‘Goodreads Was Wrong’ Tag

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I’ve been a Goodreads member since 2011 and through the years, it has been my #1 source of book recommendations and new releases. I also use it to track my annual reading goals and number of read books in my lifetime. Aside from that, I also use it to organize titles by genre, author, etc. I know Goodreads may sometimes feel like a “temptation” when it comes to adding new titles to our TBRs, but it has really been helpful when it comes to organizing my books, both virtually and physically.

I’ve been tagged by Angele and Rovie to do the ‘Goodreads Was Wrong’ book tag! It’s been a while since I did a tag on my blog and I’m so hyped to answer these questions. Click here to check Rovie’s post, here to check Angele’s post, and here to watch the video of the tag creator, GrabsAboutBooks. Continue reading

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

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 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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