The list includes memoirs, middle-grade novels, YA, and of course, literary fiction.
In Genesis Begins Again, thirteen-year-old Genesis grapples with intense self-hate worsened by her father’s verbal abuse and her grandmother’s backward ideologies about skin color.
RuthAnne Snow’s debut novel begins on the evening of Jenna, Elin, Ket, and Rosie’s prom. Readers immediately learn that Elin recently tried to kill herself. After some time in a treatment facility, and prescription meds, Elin’s parents want things to return to normal and pretend she never attempted suicide. Her friends keep her secret and plan for the best prom ever to convince Elin to keep living. Things are going well until midway through prom, Elin disappears.
A collection of my favorite things in December, including balancing creative projects with a 9-5, the best eggless pancake recipe, and a non-fiction piece about loss, change, and memory.
2018 was my best reading year yet! I rediscovered children’s literature, read mostly books by women and altogether read a whopping 162 books (as at December 27). Books were my companions throughout the year. I wish I could list all…
On the surface, the Huangs are like any other wealthy Chinese-American family. However, a few chapters into Kathy Wang’s FAMILY TRUST, the reader can tell that this isn’t the case.