• Original Poem | overflowing

    overflowing White hot tears Dripping down. Overflowing, Overpowering. When silence Is the only sound to be heard for Months, And then everything  Comes crashing, Crashing, Down, Like before. The anger ripples in waves Sucking the joy, And carefree, And calm, Out in a single violent breeze. Can’t you see, Before you strike me down, That […]

  • Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy, 1)

    Rating: Format: Physical book Page Count: 358 Release Date: 06.05.2012 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy synopsis. Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of […]

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  • Original Poem | Broken Wings

    Broken Wings Never doing the right thing Because I keep forgetting That my wings Are broken Always convincing everyone it’s okay Because I keep thinking That not rising from the ashes Clashes with all the advances I’ve made I used to fly to forget What do I do now that these wings Will collect every […]

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  • eARC Book Review: American Betiya by Anuradha D. Rajurkar

    Rating: Format: Ebook Page Count: 368 Release Date: 3.09.2021 Disclaimer: I received a free eARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. American Betiya was one of my most anticipated reads of 2021, and it definitely did not disappoint. It […]

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  • Book Review: Ritu Weds Chandni by Ameya Narvankar

    Overview Ritu Weds Chandni was one of the most beautiful children’s books I’ve ever read. It was a heartbreaking yet inspiring story about a young person–not yet exposed to the hatred and bigotry of the world–defending her cousin’s happiness and “non-traditional” marriage to her girlfriend. It revealed a lot of the hatred present in the […]

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  • YA Science Fiction & Fantasy Books by South Asian Authors To Look Forward to in 2021

    South Asians are one of the most underrepresented communities in literature–especially in YA– so this is the third and final part in my series of guides for you to learn about the YA books by and about South Asians coming out in 2021. The main goal of this series is to not only highlight these […]

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  • YA Contemporaries by South Asian Authors To Look Forward to in 2021

    South Asians are one of the most underrepresented communities in literature–especially in YA– so this is the second part in my series of guides for you to learn about the YA books by and about South Asians coming out in 2021. The main goal of this series is to not only highlight these books, but […]

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  • YA Romances by South Asian Authors To Look Forward To in 2021

    I’m going to be doing something a bit different this year in terms of sharing books I’m excited for in 2021. I’ve always been a passionate advocate for diverse representation in YA, but it wasn’t until last year that I started advocated for my own community and voices that look and sound like me, as […]

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  • South Asian Bookish Creators Launch / 1.1.2021

    Happy New Year my loves! I hope you all rung in 2021 with lots of love and joy, and moreover I hope that this year is the full of happiness and good health for you and your loved ones. The announcement I’m making today, for my first post of this new year, is one I’ve […]

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  • original poem // serial spinning

    Serial Spinning Point my toes, forget all my woes. The world is a disappearing blur As I pirouette around, Unaware of the heartbreak I will incur Late at night As I feel devoid of light And even imagining becomes a fight Because it felt so right. Throw my body back in the air, eyes on […]

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  • eARC Review: Admission by Julie Buxbaum

    Rating: Format: Ebook Page Count: 304 Release Date: 12.1.2020 Disclaimer: I received a free eARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Synopsis From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes an of-the-moment novel that […]

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  • Book Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games, Book #0)

    Overview (Spoiler Free!) So, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to even get into this book, but I let you all decide if I was going to and since 90% of you wanted me to…here we are! I initially wasn’t sure if I wanted to read this prequel because it’s been so long since I […]

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  • Gold House Book Club Launch 10/1/2020: Anchoring & Exploring Asian American Identity with Leading Writers and Scholars

    Today, I am so excited to announce the launch of The Gold House Book Club, the first book club made with the intent of promoting the diversity and inclusion of Asian American literature in order to help Asian Americans better understand their identity and culture in today’s political and social climate. Its fantastic lineup has been carefully selected by top Asian American scholars and writers (including Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen and The Joy Luck Club author Amy Tan), and includes selections for not only adults and young adults, but also beginners, early readers, and middle grade readers.

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  • Avatar: The Last Airbender Book Tag

    Muggles. Wizards. Mudbloods. Squibs. Long ago, the four beings lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Death Eaters attacked. Only the Chosen One, child of the prophecy, could stop the Dark Lord, but when the world needed him most, he was in hiding. Some time passed and Dumbledore’s Army found the Chosen One, […]

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  • My Summer 2020 TBR 🙂

    Hello friends! Happy Summer Solstice! 🙂 It’s officially time for my summer TBR–I’ll hopefully be reading a lot more in the coming months than I was able to during the school year. There are so many books that I’m excited to get to, but I’ve picked out a selection of ones that are very high […]

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  • Book Recommendations | 11 Books By African American Authors To Add To Your TBR

    It’s taken a while for me to write this post. This country is *finally* waking up and realizing–to a more widespread extent–that something needs to be done about the inequality and injustice that so many people face every single day just because of the color of their skin, but it’s horrific what had to happen […]

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  • YA Recommendations: Books with Asian American Leads

    It’s time for another YA Recommendations post! This time, partially in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, I’m going to be sharing my favorite YA novels that feature Asian American leads. This is a topic near and dear to my heart. As a first generation Indian-American, I didn’t grow up seeing a whole lot […]

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  • Meet The Blogger Tag

    In honor of the upcoming one year anniversary of me re-starting this blog, I thought it was finally time to introduce myself! I’m so incredibly grateful for all of the support I’ve received throughout the past year, through both the book blogging and bookstagram communities, not to mention from my close friends and family. I […]

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  • YA Recommendations: Trilogies!

    Hello again! I hope you’re having a wonderful day today 🙂 Today (after a long break), I’m back with another YA Recommendations post! I thought what better time to resume this series than now, when many of us are getting back into reading as a result of all the extra time alone and at home. […]

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  • How to stay Healthy & Productive in Quarantine

    Hello hello! I hope you’re doing well today, and are safe and healthy at home. Today I thought I’d do a bit of a different post and talk about what I’ve been doing recently to stay healthy and productive with everything going on. Much like most of you reading this, my life has gone in […]

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  • eARC Review: What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter & How Our Online Identities Affect Us

    Disclaimer: I received a free eARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Let me start off with saying I am SO excited to review this book. I picked it up knowing virtually nothing about it, and didn’t expect a […]

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  • Book Review: Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare (The Last Hours, Book #1)

    Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ Pages: 582 Format: Physical book Release date: 3.4.2020 Overview (Spoiler-Free!) OKAY. Time to review my MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2020!! Honestly, my most anticipated book of 2019 and 2020, because 2019 is when it was supposed to come out initially. I’ve been waiting for more Will Herondale in my life ever […]

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  • The ‘I Should Have Read That Book’ Book Tag

    Hi everyone ~ I know it’s probably been a stressful week for you all, with the COVID-19 pandemic impacting so many things. My university switched to online classes for the rest of the semester, and I’ll be staying at home for the foreseeable future. That said, keeping myself busy with finding fun things to do […]

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  • Original Poem | Safe Place

    Hello! I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far! It’s been a little crazy recently with the coronavirus outbreak, as most of you can relate I’m sure. My university switched over to all online classes, and I’m back at home attending classes from here, which is really nice but also making it a bit […]

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  • Original Poem | A Lot of Reasons

    hello! i hope you’re smiling right now – if you’re not – do it!! *smile* aww, look at you; you look beautiful! did you not smile? why not? do you have a lot of reasons for why you didn’t? too sad? rough day? rough week? rough year? rough life? we all have a lot of […]

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  • Original Poem | Hope, Happiness, and a Certain Kind of Sadness

    Hi! I hope you’re having an absolutely beautiful day today ❤ Today has been an exciting day for me ~ I’m writing this in the middle of a hackathon (I needed a break since it’s been eight hours and there are still five left to go !). I’ve been wanting to do a hackathon for […]

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  • Foul is Fair Blog Tour + Q&A with Author Hannah Capin

    Happy Wednesday! I have a bit of a different post for you this week: I was lucky enough to be selected to take part in the blog tour for Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin. This post includes information about the book, as well as an exclusive interview with the author! Synopsis Elle and her […]

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  • eARC Review: Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

    Disclaimer: I received a free eARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. If you’ve read my article When Dimple Met Rishi and Why it’s Important to See Yourself in the Books You Read, you’re already aware of how much […]

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  • My Favorite Book to Movie Adaptations

    Hello! I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far. This was the first full week of my spring semester, and to be honest it was pretty rough and I’m really ready for the weekend. And there’s no better way to start off a weekend than a blog post 😉 (kidding, but also not). I […]

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  • Book Review: Rebel by Marie Lu (Legend series, Book #4)

    Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ Pages: 384 Format: Physical book Release date: 10.1.2019 Ah, time to review my most anticipated release of 2019, and the fourth book in my favorite YA dystopian/sci-fi series of all time. I vividly remember the day I found out Marie Lu was releasing a new addition to the series–almost seven years […]

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  • The Ringing in the New Year Book Tag (2020 Edition)

    Happy New Year!! I can’t believe it’s 2020 already; time is just flying by and I’m so excited for what this year will bring. In celebration of the turning of the decade, I thought I’d do this tag I saw over at My Tiny Obsessions. This tag was created by Rae of Bookmark Chronicles. 1. […]

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  • Upcoming Reads: Winter Break TBR

    Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a wonderful day so far 🙂 I can’t believe it’s almost the end of the year! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted something book-related, and a lot of that has to do with the fact that I didn’t read a whole lot the past couple of months […]

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  • Original Poem | Stars

    Stars You gave me the stars When I was about to hide every part of me Away in little jars. You gave me a friend, When I was wondering What if this was the end. You gave me myself, When I believed There was nothing left to be For me Other than a leaf, Falling […]

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  • Original Poem | You Will Always Be

    My grandmother passed away earlier this week, and I wrote this poem for her, my mom, and everyone else whose lives she touched. I miss her so much, but I know she will always be with me, and in this week of giving thanks, I am more thankful than ever for my family. I hope […]

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  • Original Poem | Pennies and Dimes

    Hi! I hope you’re having an amazing day today, because you’re amazing ❤ And if you aren’t having a good day, know that the good days are right around the corner! It’s been a crazy/stressful/overwhelming first semester of my sophomore year of college so far (which is why I’ve been so inconsistent with keeping up […]

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  • YA Recs| Romance

    Hello again! I hope you’re having a wonderful day today 🙂 It’s time for another YA Recommendations post! This time, I’m going to be sharing my favorite YA romance novels. Making this list, I realized that 1) I don’t read a whole lot of books that primarily focus on romance (although romance is pretty much […]

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  • Book Tag: Book Buying Habits

    Hello everyone! Another book tag today–this one’s a bit short on account of the fact that I don’t do much book buying, but I thought it would be fun to do anyways 🙂 1. Where do you buy your books from? I don’t often buy books, but when I do, it’s usually from local friends […]

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  • Original Poem | A Word on a Page

    Hello! I hope you’re having a wonderful day so far 🙂 I’m going to be doing something very different from anything else I’ve done on this blog before–sharing a piece of original writing that’s not a review. Honestly, sharing my writing is something I’ve always wanted to do, but have always been scared of. I’ve […]

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  • Life Update + Books I Brought With Me to College

    Hello! I hope you’re having a fantastic day so far 🙂 I recently moved into my dorm for my second year of college, so I thought I would do a life update, along with a mini dorm bookshelf tour. Life Update (School, Blogging, and ATTENDING MY FIRST BOOK LAUNCH!): Now that school’s started, my life […]

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  • YA Recs | Fantasy

    Hello hello! I hope you’ve been having a magical day so far 😀 This week, I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite young adult fantasy novels. To be honest, fantasy hasn’t been my go-to genre for a while now, but I’ve definitely read quite a few amazing examples of it in the last […]

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  • The Birthday Book Tag!

    So…I turned nineteen today! That feels strange to say because I still feel like I’m fourteen sometimes (especially when people think I’m still in high school…) but for whatever it’s worth, I’m a year older 🙂 To mark the occasion, I thought I’d do the Birthday Book Tag, inspired by Shanah over at Bionic Book […]

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  • Blog Tour: The Delinquent Crown & Interview with Author Sydney Faith

    The Delinquent Crown Blog Tour + Q&A with Author Sydney Faith Happy Wednesday! I have a bit of a different post for you this week: I was lucky enough to be selected to take part in the blog tour for The Delinquent Crown by Sydney Faith. This post (stop #3 in the tour) includes an […]

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  • LITerary Locations| L.A. Edition

    NEW SERIES! As you may or may not know, I was working in L.A. this summer, and I made it a priority to visit some bookish places (how could I not, really–those are the best places ;)) in my free time. I’m so excited to share some of my favorite spots with you all, and […]

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  • ARC Review: There Will Come A Darkness by Katy Rose Pool

    eARC Book Review: There Will Come A Darkness by Katy Rose Pool [Spoiler Free] Disclaimer: I received a free eARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Oh my goodness. THIS. BOOK. WAS. AMAZING. EXCEPTIONAL. EXTRAORDINARY. I don’t say that […]

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  • Book Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon & Why it’s Important to See Yourself in the Books You Read

    Book Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon Hi! I hope you’re having a great day today! Before I get into the review, I’m going to start off by saying that this isn’t going to be like one of my normal book reviews. Instead of my regular what I liked/didn’t like sections, I wrote […]

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  • A Playlist for Daniel “Day” Wing | Book Playlists

    Hello! I’ve had a pretty crazy week and not a lot of time to write on account of work and being sick, so today I’m going to be sharing a playlist I made last year based on the character Daniel “Day” Altan Wing from the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu. I started making book playlists […]

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  • YA Recommendations | Contemporary

    Hello! I hope you’re having a lovely day so far 🙂 It’s that time of the month again (book recommendation time!)…this month, I’m going to be sharing some of my favorite YA contemporary novels. Without further ado, here are my top five favorite young adult contemporaries, along with a few honorable mentions: When Dimple Met […]

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  • Book Tag: The Spring Cleaning Tag

    Hello! This week, I was tagged to do the Spring Cleaning Book Tag by Alys in Bookland. Here’s to wishing it was still spring because I can’t deal with the Los Angeles heat, but also not because I love my summer job and don’t want to think about being at school. Without further ado, here […]

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  • ARC Book Review: 100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons [Spoiler Free]

    ARC Book Review: 100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons [Spoiler Free] Disclaimer: I received a free ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was so excited to read 100 Days of Sunlight because it came highly recommended […]

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  • ♫ A Playlist for William Herondale ♫

    Just a playlist to express my thoughts, feelings, and emotions about my favorite fictional character, William Herondale, from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare.

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