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Rating: ★★★★★Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Author’s Website Eliza Quan is the perfect candidate for editor in chief of her school paper. That is, until ex-jock Len DiMartile decides on a whim to run against her. Suddenly her vast qualifications mean squat because inexperienced Len—who is tall, handsome, and male—just seems more like a … Continue reading NOT HERE TO BE LIKED – A FEMINIST RECKONING WITH MICHELLE QUACH!

Stories that Shaped My Understanding of Asian America

Happy Asian American Pacific Islander Month! I want to preface this with the disclaimer that this blog post is on Asian America and the Asian American diaspora only; I cannot speak for all the diasporas internationally. I have no doubt that there are intersectional experiences, but those stories are not mine to tell–only amplify. The … Continue reading Stories that Shaped My Understanding of Asian America

Dial A for Aunties Review

Rating: ★★★★★Synopsis: When Meddelin Chan ends up accidentally killing her blind date, her meddlesome mother calls for her even more meddlesome aunties to help get rid of the body. Unfortunately, a dead body proves to be a lot more challenging to dispose of than one might anticipate, especially when it is accidentally shipped in a … Continue reading Dial A for Aunties Review

The Mountains Sing Review

Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko or Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing and the lyrical beauty of Vaddey Ratner’s In the Shadow of the Banyan, The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Tran family, set against the backdrop of the Viet Nam War. Tran Dieu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee … Continue reading The Mountains Sing Review

[BLOG TOUR] A PHO LOVE STORY Interview With the One and Only, Loan Le!

Title: A Pho Love StoryAuthor: Loan LePublisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young ReadersGenres: Young Adult romantic-comedy BUY THE BOOK HERE:  GoodreadsAmazonBook DepositoryBarnes & NobleIndieBoundIndigo BAM! When Dimple Met Rishi meets Ugly Delicious in this funny, smart romantic comedy, in which two Vietnamese-American teens fall in love and must navigate their newfound relationship amid their families’ age-old … Continue reading [BLOG TOUR] A PHO LOVE STORY Interview With the One and Only, Loan Le!

2021 Releases by Vietnamese Authors

As a Vietnamese American reader/book reviewer, I’m constantly on the lookout for Vietnamese own-voices stories. Growing up, the narratives surrounding the identity of being Người Việt have almost always been tied to the Vietnam War. From books to movies about the war itself, the portrayal of Vietnamese people have always been reduced to the ‘other’ … Continue reading 2021 Releases by Vietnamese Authors


Rating: ★★★★★ Synopsis: If Bao Nguyen had to describe himself, he’d say he was a rock. Steady and strong, but not particularly interesting. His grades are average, his social status unremarkable. He works at his parents’ pho restaurant, and even there, he is his parents’ fifth favorite employee. Not ideal. If Linh Mai had to describe herself, … Continue reading ARC Review: A PHỞ LOVE STORY