• Book Review | Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

    ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡  s t a r s Norah is seventeen years old, and she hasn’t really stepped outside of her house since she was thirteen except for the occasional visit to her therapist. She has agoraphobia, anxiety and OCD, and there are too many things in the outside world that can cause harm – so she stays inside the four walls of her… [read on]

    Book Review | Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
  • ARC Review | When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

    ♡ ♡ ♡  .  5   S T A R S Dimple Shah has issues with her parents, more specifically her mother. Dimple’s a career woman with a passion for education and coding; she can’t stand putting on makeup or dressing up, and she couldn’t care less about finding an I.I.H – the Ideal Indian Husband. The problem is that her traditionally cultural mother… [read on]

    ARC Review | When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  • ARC Review | The Djinn Falls in Love ed. by Mahvesh Murad, Jared Shurin

    ♡ ♡ ♡  .  5  S T A R S “Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud.  And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.” (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things… [read on]

    ARC Review | The Djinn Falls in Love ed. by Mahvesh Murad, Jared Shurin

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Book Review | The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

The Hate U Give follows the story of Starr, a sixteen year-old girl who’s basically living two separate lives in two different worlds. She lives in an impoverished, crime-ridden community where she grew up, where her father works, where most of her memories are. At the same time, she attends a super posh high school that’s majority white and upper-class. Starr’s created…

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Wrap Up | January '17

Salaam! I’ve started to think that I should just stop apologizing for disappearing for weeks on end because I feel guilty, and then I end up making promises I can never keep, and it becomes a vicious cycle. So, no more apologies. Just that school started, and it’s already kicking my ass. Also, my laptop broke down- I have no clue what…

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Diversity Spotlight Thursday | #16

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by yours truly. Every week, you come up with one book in each of three different categories: a diverse book you have read and enjoyed, a diverse book on your TBR, and one that has not yet been released. You can check out the announcement post for more information. Hello, everyone! So, I…

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If I Was Your Girl: well-rounded, nuanced, full of hope

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo Goodreads | Amazon | The Book Depository Disclaimer: this book’s main character is a trans girl, and I am a cisgender person. I will refrain from speaking about trans representation in the book because I do not think I am qualified to talk about it. If I Was Your Girl follows the story…

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The Ultimate Guide to Diverse YA Books Releasing in 2017: January – June

Hello, everyone! With the start of the new year, I thought I’d get back on track with blogging with a list of diverse books coming out this year. Although we’ve still got a long way to go when it comes to diversity in literature, I’m so proud that we’ve come so far. When I went scouring for diverse YA books releasing…

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Everything Everything: there is just so much wrong with this book

Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon Goodreads | Amazon | The Book Depository Everything Everything follows the story of Maddy- a teenager who’s spent her entire life shut off from the world due to a rare disease called severe combined immunodeficiency. SCID has weakened Maddy’s immune system to the point where any little thing – whether that’s the smell of a flower,…

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Top 10 Books of 2016

2016 wasn’t a great year for me in terms of reading; I fell into several slumps, and a lot of my pacing with reading was on and off. There were months where I read a ton, and months where I didn’t finish a single book. Quality-wise, my average rating was three-stars- which isn’t terrible, I guess, but is an accurate…

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Diversity Bingo 2017 Announcement & TBR

Diversity Bingo 2017 Announcement Hey, all. Today I’m coming to you with an announcement, as well as a TBR. A few friends and I came together after the success of Diversity December Bingo to bring to you a year-long readathon, of sorts. In an effort to read diversely year-long rather than just reading diversely in a given month, we made…

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Teeny Tiny Update

Hello, everyone. I hope all of you in the northern hemisphere are keeping warm and cozy; the weather in New York City this past week has been abysmal. I was out on Friday for a long while (I was looking for Zayn, he’s in the city but the mission remains unsuccessful *le sigh*) and when I got home, I could barely walk because…

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