Beat the Backlist (2019 Edition)

Today, I have learned a new term: Tsundoku. Basically, this Japanese term means buying reading materials and piling up. It immediately piqued my attention because, well, it is summation of the type of reader that I am. 🙂 You may read more about Tsundoku in this BBC article: Tsundoku: The art of buying books and never reading them. […]

My 2018 Top 20 Reading List (Part II)

This is the second part of my 2018 Top 20 Reading List. To check the first part, click here. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith Paperback, 483 pages Publisher: Perennial Classics, 1998 Synopsis: “The beloved American classic about a young girl’s coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows […]

My 2017 Top 20 Reading List (Part II)

Post-2000 Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven Paperback: 392 pages Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, October 2016 “Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Since her mom’s death, she’s been […]