Things that Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini

"California girls, we're undeniable. Fun, fresh, fierce, we've got it on lock." - Katy Perry When you think of California, you think of that easy breezy place where everyone surfs and eats vegan and worries more about how they're composting than how people in the middle of the country are starving. However, California has its [...]

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

My grandparents were married during the Japanese occupation of Korea. There's only two remaining photos of my grandparents from that time both taken on their wedding day. The whole family was out in front of their house standing to take the picture while a massive Japanese flag waved in the background. My family background is [...]

I’m making an earnest TBR for August because I can’t be trusted

I bought way too many books this month and it's only day 9! At this rate I'll be building a fort and living in my books. Also I've been pretty lazy with reading and instead have been watching The Bachelorette. I'm still sore about the ending! In an effort to keep myself in check and [...]