Review: The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang

Title: The Wangs vs. the World Author: Jade Chang ★★★★ Summary: Charles Wang—a brash, lovable businessman who built a cosmetics empire and made a fortune—has just lost everything in the financial crisis. So he rounds up two of his children from schools that he can no longer afford and packs them into the only car … Continue reading Review: The Wangs vs. the World by Jade Chang

Review: Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

Title: Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self Delusion Author: Jia Tolentino ★★★★★ 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 … Continue reading Review: Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino

Review: Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

Title: Permanent Record Author: Mary H.K. Choi ★★★★ Summary: 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 … 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 Being Author: Ruth Ozeki ★ 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 … Continue reading Review: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki