Review: Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

Title: Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self DelusionAuthor: Jia TolentinoRating: ★★★★★Summary: Trick Mirror is an enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self-delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives. This is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly in a culture that revolves … Continue reading Review: Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

Review: Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

Title: Permanent RecordAuthor: Mary H.K. ChoiRating: ★★★½Summary: On paper, college dropout Pablo Rind doesn’t have a whole lot going for him. His graveyard shift at a twenty-four-hour deli in Brooklyn is a struggle, and he’s up to his eyeballs in credit card debt. Pop juggernaut Leanna Smart has enough social media followers to populate whole … Continue reading Review: Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

Review: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Title: A Tale for the Time BeingAuthor: Ruth OzekiRating: ★Summary: In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and classmates’ bullying, but before she ends it all, Nao plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century, in a diary that … Continue reading Review: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

Review: All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

Title: All You Can Ever KnowAuthor: Nicole ChungRating: ★★★★Summary: After being born severely premature, Nicole Chung was placed up for adoption by her birth parents and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town, her adoption a comforting story of familial sacrifice and God’s will. But as she grew up—facing prejudice her adoptive … Continue reading Review: All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung